More than 80 renowned German scientists and artists took refuge in Turkey from the Nazi persecution in the 1930s and 1940s. ---- Among them were the Berlin Opera director Carl Ebert, the composer Paul Hindemith, philosophers and orientalists such as Ernst von Aster and Helmut Ritter. Close ties developed amongst various universities in the two countries as a result and these persist today. The German Academic Exchange Service awards various scholarships in Turkey. Professors and students teach and study in both countries.
A) Germany had always produced scientists who were renowned for their pioneering discoveries.
B) These were the worst years for those people who suffered immensely under the Nazi regime.
C) They worked in and also helped to develop and establish Turkish universities.
D) Turkey was a country that accepted people from Germany during the Nazi persecution.
E) Many of them visited Istanbul because of its rich history.