Ernst David Hellinger


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(1883–1950; b. Strzegom, Poland; d. Chicago, IL)

Polish mathematician. Hellinger was a Polish Jew, educated at several German universities, obtaining his doctorate from U Göttingen in 1907. In 1914 he was appointed Professor of Mathematics at U Frankfurt. In 1938 he was arrested (because he was a Jew) and taken to Dachau concentration camp. The following year he was allowed to emigrate to the United States, where he joined the staff at Northwestern U.

Subjects: Probability and Statistics.

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