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The Bertalan Schwarz Room at the University of Istanbul

András Bertalan Schwarz, who worked in Leipzig after studying law in Göttingen and Hungary, was invited to teach at the reorganized University of Istanbul in 1933, where the best of the European law school were offered jobs according to the reforms made by Atatürk. A large number of Jewish intellectuals moved to Istanbul for this reason, seeking asylum from radicalized Germany. Schwartz taught at the university for almost twenty years, educating many internationally well-known Turkish lawyers. He was also an active member of the Hungarian community. One of the classrooms in the Faculty of Law of the University of Istanbul is named after him with respect to his work.

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