On Tuesday, a woman 102 years old defended her Phd thesis
She completed her dissertation on diphtheria in 1938.
In 1938, Ingeborg Syllm-Rapoport was prevented by Nazis from taking the exam required for her Phd thesis. Her mother was Jewish.
She quickly moved to the United States, just before the war started. In the US, she was made to take two more years at Med school, although she had graduated from a German faculty.
In 1946, she got married. But then her husband was prosecuted duri...
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