Einstein And The Bomb

Albert Einstein, the most brilliant theoretical physicist of his generation, was torn by an abiding sense of responsibility and guilt after the United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the summer of 1945. The enormous blasts killed tens of thousands of people, but hastened Japan’s surrender and the […]


Einstein’s German World: Hospitality And Hostility

German Jews found a “spiritual home” in German culture, philosophy, literature and music after their emancipation in 1871. During this period, when Germany was on the ascendancy as a great power, Germans generally related to Jews with a mixture of hospitality and hostility. In plain language, the tentative acceptance of Jews into German society was […]