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Germany (Professor Planck)

Volume 441: debated on Monday 28 July 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he is aware that Professor Max Planck, a Fellow of the Royal Society, Nobel Laureate, Physics, and Honorary Graduate of London University has been sentenced by a German de-Nazification court, in his 90th year, to four years' imprisonment in a labour camp because he accepted from the pre-Nazi German Government honours inevitably accorded to his outstanding scientific achievement; and if he will refuse to confirm this sentence.

Professor Planck is at liberty in the British zone and has not been sentenced by a German denazification court.