Ingeborg Syllm-Rapoport, who was part-Jewish, was unable to finish her doctoral thesis in 1938 because of Nazi rule in Germany.
After eight decades, however, the neonatologist passed her oral exams and graduated from the University of Hamburg. At 102-years-old, she became Germany’s oldest recipient of a doctorate.
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“Syllm-Rapoport stressed in her acceptance speech that she went through all the efforts of getting the degree at her advanced age not for herself, but for all the others who suffered from injustice during the Third Reich,” said Sylmm-Rapoport in the article.
This is a very inspiring story and is one that shows you can accomplish anything, even if it is 77 years later.
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