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Today in History: Einstein arrives in America after fleeing Nazi Germany
October 17, 2013 by The IRC
|The International Rescue Committee was founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein. Photo: Library of Congress|
"Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom."
- Albert Einstein, writing in "Out of My Later Years," 1950
Einstein arrived in America on October 17,1933 after he and thousands of other Jews fled persecution in Nazi Germany. Read about Einstein's role in the founding of the International Rescue Committee in 1933.