Every year on or around Otto Neugebauer’s birthday (May 26), Mathematical Reviews has a little birthday party for him, the founder of Mathematical Reviews. I like it because it is a chance to remind ourselves that our founder did not give in to the demands of the National Socialists to fire Jewish editors and to give special treatment to papers from German mathematicians. Instead, he uprooted himself and moved to a place where he felt that he could re-found his reviewing project free from the interference of government and politicians. Continue reading