Ernst Waldschmidt

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Ernst Waldschmidt (July 15, 1897, Lünen, Province of Westphalia - February 25, 1985, Göttingen) was a German orientalist and Indologist. He was a pupil of German indologist Emil Sieg.

He taught at Berlin University and began teaching at the University of Göttingen in 1936. Waldschmidt joined the Nazi party in May 1937.[1]

He was a specialist on Indian philosophy, and archaeology of India and Central Asia. He also founded Stiftung Ernst Waldschmidt.

Literary works[edit]

  • Buddhistische Kunst in Indien, 1932
  • Die buddhistische Spätantike in Mittelasien (the 7th Volume), 1933
  • Gandhara, Kutscha, Turfan, 1925
  • Die Überlieferung vom Lebensende des Buddha, 2 Vols., 1944-1948

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anikó Szabó: Vertreibung, Rückkehr, Wiedergutmachung - Göttinger Hochschullehrer im Schatten des Nationalsozialismus, 2000

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