Helmut Grunsky. Collected Papers
Edited by Oliver Roth and Stephan Ruscheweyh
530 pages, hard cover, ISBN 3-88538-501-5, EUR 45.00, 2004
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Helmut Grunsky's birthday the Mathematics
Department of Wuerzburg University honours this great mathematician with the present
edition of his Collected Papers.
The book contains a tabular curriculum vitae of Helmut Grunsky, a list of his publications
and all publications in full text.
In a paper of 14 pages
describes Grunsky's work and influence in
function theory from the mathematical point of view.
The 20 pages contribution of
entitled "Helmut Grunsky (1904--1986) in the Third Reich: A Mathematician Torn between
Conformity and Dissent", is one of the rare
documents showing the difficult life of many mathematicians in the years of the Third
Reich on the example of Helmut Grunsky. The contribution closes with the facsimile of a
letter of Ludwig Bieberbach to Helmut Grunsky, giving a shocking insight into these dark
years of recent German history.