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    Richard Willstatter

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    August 13, 1872 – August 3, 1942

    10 years ago, we profiled Fritz Haber, who won the Nobel in Chemistry. He has a surprisingly low Jew Score for a Nobel laureate, but we'll get to that in a moment.

    Haber had a friend, Richard Willstatter, a renowned chemist in his own right. In fact, Willstatter's Nobel in 1915 preceded Haber's by three years; his came for research on chlorophyll.

    That same year, Haber asked his pal to help out on a new project. Willstatter refused. Haber went forth without his friend, and was ultimately successful. That project? Poison gasses. Haber is known today as "father of chemical warfare" for his (ahem) contributions to World War I. That low Jew Score should become clear.

    Instead, Willstatter worked on a filter to protect from these same gasses. His work helped save numerous lives from his friend's invention.

    In 1924, Willstatter quit science altogether as a protest to rising antisemitism in Germany.

    So, yeah, this should be an unsurprisingly high Jew Score.

    Verdict: Jew.

    March 20, 2020

    See Also

    Christian Anfinsen

    Fritz Haber

    George de Hevesy

    William Howard Stein

    Otto Wallach
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