August is remembered as a stiff authoritarian figure

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August is remembered as a stiff authoritarian figure. He treated his sons as he did his  students: with proper respect but little tolerance for laziness. His career progressed  brilliantly, as he excelled both as a teacher and a scholar. The rigor of his workload,  however, took its toll on his family life. August was known for a fiery temper, and without  Annie's calm and pleasant disposition, their children may have suffered the  consequences of a turbulent family environment. Instead, Werner's parents played a  positive role for the most part and gave their son an atmosphere in which to flourish. The Heisenberg family was no different from the typical bourgeois family at the time,  placing an emphasis on social grace and respectability. Such respectability required the  appropriate expressions of nationalism and religion. Early on, Werner questioned the 
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This note was uploaded on 12/26/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Womer during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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