Der vielgeschäftige Herr Fischer - ein deutscher Psychologe im Dritten Reich und danach. Gert Heinz Fischer (1909-1993).

G.H. Fischer promovierte bei E.R. Jaensch in Marburg, wurde während seiner Tätigkeit als Wehrmachtspsychologe 1935 habilitiert und erhielt nach dem Tod von Jaensch 1940 den Ruf nach Marburg als dessen Nachfolger. Er leitete das Institut für psychologische Anthropologie bis 1945 und übernahm Nebentät...

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Main Author: Kumpf, Martin
Format: Biography
Published: Philipps-Universität Marburg 2014
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Table of Contents: G.H. Fischer obtained his doctoral degree under E.R. Jaensch in Marburg. During his service as a Wehrmacht psychologist he was awarded the advanced doctoral degree in 1935, the prerequisite for a professorship. After Jaensch’s death in 1940, Fischer became his successor and was director of the Institute for Psychological Anthropology until 1945, while being involved in research for the Wehrmacht and collaborating with several Nazi organizations. His request to join the SS was shelved. While heading the Institute, Fischer studied medicine at Marburg, partly during sick leaves, but was forced to discontinue his studies. He was dismissed from his professorship at the end of 1945 and spent time in Allied internment camps. In 1949 he participated as a psychological and medical expert in a sensationalistic magazine series about a miracle healer. After an attempt to earn a living as a psychotherapist, he entered the school system in the state of Hesse in 1952. He started litigation to be reinstated as a professor, but did not succeed. Fischer rose to become head of an advanced training facility for teachers and retired in 1974. In several publications, he stated to have been involved in anti-Nazi activities, but none of his claims is borne out by the facts.