1945

Albert Rehm is named Provisional Rector of LMU, following the closure of the University by the American authorities.

Porträt von Albert Rehm

In 1945 Albert Rehm was named Acting Rector of LMU by the American authorities.

On 30 April 1945 Munich capitulated to the advancing US troops. The American Military Government ordered LMU to cease operating on 14 May 1945. On the following day, a meeting attended by 15 professors elected the Classical scholar Albert Rehm as Acting Rector of LMU. He was the only former Rector available who had held the post before the Nazis came to power. LMU remained closed for almost a year. In the meantime, individual professors organized private courses to prepare students for the resumption of normal university life.

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