After 1933, it was, like all German universities, transformed into a Nazi educational institution. Some 20,000 books by "degenerates" and opponents of the regime were taken from the university library and burned. Jewish students and scholars and political opponents of Nazis were ejected from the university and often deported.
After World War II, the University was reopened by the Soviet Union, and was heavily influenced by the communist model, a state of affairs that continued until the end of the Cold War. In 1949, it was renamed Humboldt University of Berlin.
Humboldt University of Berlin in In the Presence of Mine EnemiesEdit
By the year 2010, the Nazi doctrine was in complete control of Friedrich Wilhelm University. The faculty was male dominated in accordance with orthodox Nazi teachings. Susanna Weiss professor of Medieval English was an exception. She was met with resentment by many of her colleagues.