|Berndt Götz, M.D.
Psychiatrist, forensic expert
In 1928, Götz began working at the Institute as a psychiatrist and forensic medical expert, after having been employed at a psychiatric institution in Berlin from 1926 to 1928. In 1929, he left the Institute to become senior physician at the Berlin institution for epileptics, the largest of its kind in Germany.
However, he maintained ties to the Institute because of his interest in sexual science, especially with respect to sexual anthropology publications, on which he collaborated with Hirschfeld.
In 1933, Götz was dismissed by the Nazis since he was a Jew. He was imprisoned for a short time for communist activities and emigrated to Palestine in 1934. There he worked as a doctor and shoemaker on a kibbutz outside Tel Aviv.