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Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein Assists His Own Niece - a Refugee from the Holocaust in Germany - Find a Place in Her New Home, the United States He successfully seeks an educational or job opportunity for her, leading to her career as a histologist He successfully seeks an educational or job opportunity for her, leading to her career as a histologist
27/04/1937. This was acquired from the heir of the refugee agency and has never been offered for sale before. "My niece, Miss Marie-Louise Gutmann of Frankfort on Main (Germany) has - like so many others - sought refuge in this country. She is a very sympathetic and assiduous person...Miss Gutmann has already had a year's successful work at a medical-chemical laboratory in Germany. I should be very glad if Miss Gutmann could find assistance in her endeavor."Einstein was already a famous physicist by the time Adolf Hitler rose to power in January 1933. Often personally threatened by the Nazis, and seeing the handwriting on the wall as the Nazis gained in influence, he had left Germany for the United States the previous month and was personally out of Hitler's reach. Nonetheless, in absentia, his civil liberties were suspended and he was barred from resuming his professorship at the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin. Nazis raided his property and burned his books. In February, Einstein told a friend,"I dare not enter Germany because of Hitler."Einstein quickly sought refuge in the United States, settling in the academic hub of Princeton, NJ. At the time, there were no programs or no aid agencies to promote or ensure the safety of fellow refugees, Einstein took matters into his own hands. He and his wife made visa applications for other German Jews and personally vouched for refugees fleeing Nazi rule. "I am privileged by fate to live here in Princeton," he wrote to the Queen of Belgium. "In this small university town the chaotic voices of human strife barely penetrate. … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Raab Collection [United States]
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