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Hohenemser, K. H. (Kurt H.)
Oral history interview with Kurt Hohenemser, 2000 August 19 and 20.
Hohenemser discusses his childhood and family background; his education; studying mechanical engineering at the TH Darmstadt and University of Gottingen; his dismissal in 1933; his work on helicopters at Flettner in Berlin in 1935; two colleagues whom he admired, Richard von Mises and Willy Prager; his application for re-empoyment at the Univ. of Gottingen in 1945 was turned down; the difficulties of emigration to the U. S. in 1947; problelms of aculturation and the conditions of his academic career in the U.S..
German scientist. Prof of mechanical and aeronautical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis (1966-1975). Worked on the early development of the helicopter in Germany and continued his work on helicopters at McDonnel Aircraft after he immigrated to the U. S. in 1947. (Born: Jan 3, 1906 in Berlin; died: April 7, 2001)
Hohenemser, K. H. (Kurt H.)
Prager, William, 1903-1980.
Von Mises, Richard, 1883-1953.
Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.) -- Faculty.
Helicopters -- Design and construction.
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Scientists -- Germany.
Rammer, Gerhard, interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA