This Day in Jewish History / Physicist Who Wrote Movingly About Evading the Nazis Is Born

Abraham Pais was the last Jew to do his PhD in the Netherlands before the Nazi deportations began, and won a reprieve from death due to his genius.

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May 19, 1918, is the birthdate of Abraham Pais, a theoretical physicist who had a second career as an author of scientific biographies. Among his works is a highly regarded memoir of his own life, in which he...