Heinz Karger relocated the publishing house S. Karger from Germany to Basel in 1936. Karger had been the owner of the publishing house since 1922. It was a family business; his father had founded the publishing house which specialized in medical science in 1890.
Because his father did not want to leave Germany they were not able to move until he died in 1935. After his father’s death he was ordered to aryanize the publishing house. Fritz Karger, Heinz’s half brother, took care of the economic interests in Basel until Heinz and his family moved there in 1937.
After the Anschluss, they took over the Vienna-based publishing house Ars Medici and the eponymous journal.
The articles in the scientific journals were now published in German, English, French, and Italian and in 1939 they opened a branch in New York.
- Fischer, Ernst: Verleger, Buchhaendler und Antiquare aus Deutschland und Oesterreich in der Emigration nach 1933: ein biographisches Handbuch / von Ernst Fischer. - Stuttgart : Verband Deutscher Antiquare, 2011
- History of the publishing house S. Karger AG (2012) http://content.karger.com/company/history.asp
- Karger, Steven: Der Verlag S.Karger AG: Entwicklung und Perspektiven http://www.agmb.de/96/karger1.htm