Reinhold Strassmann

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Reinhold Strassmann
Died1944 (aged 50–51)
Alma materUniversity of Marburg
Known forStrassmann's theorem
Scientific career
Doctoral advisorKurt Hensel

Reinhold Strassmann (or Straßmann) (24 January 1893 in Berlin – late October 1944 in Auschwitz concentration camp) was a German mathematician who proved Strassmann's theorem. His Ph.D. advisor at University of Marburg was Kurt Hensel.

Born into a Jewish family,[1] Strassmann refused to leave Nazi Germany, and he was eventually detained and deported to Theresienstadt concentration camp in 1943. On October 23, 1944, he was deported from Theresienstadt to Auschwitz concentration camp, where he was murdered soon after.[2]

He was the son of the forensic pathologist Fritz Strassmann.

Selected publications[edit]

  • Straßmann, Reinhold (1928), "Über den Wertevorrat von Potenzreihen im Gebiet der p-adischen Zahlen (On the codomain of power series in the area of p-adic numbers)", Journal für die reine und angewandte Mathematik (in German), 159: 13–28, doi:10.1515/crll.1928.159.13, ISSN 0075-4102, JFM 54.0162.06


  1. ^ Burkhard Madea, History of Forensic Medicine, Lehmanns Media (2017), p. 148
  2. ^ Reinhold Strassmann's record Archived 2015-07-15 at the Wayback Machine in the Victims Database at