Carl Troll (1899-1975)

by Jindan Chen*

What were German geographers up to under the Third Reich from 1933 to 1945? What were their researching emphases in this period? How did politics and World War II influence the development of geography in Germany? With these questions in mind, I came across Carl Troll’s review article, “Geographic Science in Germany during the Period 1933-1945: A Critique and Justification” (Die geographische Wissenschaft in Deutschland in den Jahren 1933 bis 1945: Eine Kritik und Rechtfertigung). Carl Troll was a German geographer during the administration of Third Reich. Continue reading