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Emeritus professor h. rudolph schaffer (1926-2008) - obituary

Warden, D.A. (2008) Emeritus professor h. rudolph schaffer (1926-2008) - obituary. The Psychologist, 21 (4). p. 346. ISSN 0952-8229

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Abstract

In a career spanning five decades Rudolph Schaffer was one of Britain's foremost developmental psychologists. He was born in 1926 into a Jewish family in Berlin, where he experienced the growing obscenity of Nazism and anti-Semitism. His parents secured him a passage on the Kindertransport, and he escaped to England in May 1939. He never saw his parents again; his father died of pneumonia in Theresienstadt camp, and his mother was gassed in Auschwitz.