Seeking Refuge

In 1933, Albert Einstein petitioned Turkish President Mustafa Kemal Ataturk to allow “forty professors and doctors from Germany” to immigrate to Turkey, amid increasing hostilities in their own country. “These scientists are willing to work for a year without any remuneration,” Einstein assured Ataturk. In the 1930s and 1940s, Einstein worked tirelessly to help those threatened by war in Europe.

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