This Day in Jewish History Einstein Reaches New York

After settling in the U.S. as a refugee from Nazi Germany, Einstein campaigned for the U.S. to develop an atomic bomb.

On this day in 1933, Albert Einstein arrived in New York harbor on the S.S. Westernland, never to return to his native Germany. Einstein had been in the United States as a visiting professor six months earlier, when Hitler came to power. When he and his wife, Elsa, returned to Europe in late March 1933, and learned that their Berlin home had been raided by the Nazis, he entered the German consulate in Antwerp...