Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Scientists who Escaped the Nazis


In 1933, Max Born and other Jewish scientists fled Germany for England and America, at the urging of Albert Einstein.  Born was part of a group of elite theoretical scientists that most any country would want, except for Nazi Germany. Max Born's son, Gustav, is now 92 and recalls his family's flight from Germany eighty years ago. You can read the whole story in the BBC News and you can also see a list of these refugee scientists who went on to become Nobel Laureates and who received knighthoods in England.  You will also  find a link to Albert Einstein's famous speech supporting the newly created escape committee.

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