By József Illy
In 1919, newspaper headlines stated British day trip had proven Einstein's basic conception of relativity. the scoop stirred the general public mind's eye on each side of the Atlantic and thrust the scientist into the highlight of status.
Two years later, Chaim Weizmann led a fund-raising project to the USA and invited Einstein to affix it. The venture traveled to big apple, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, and Hartford to crusade for public wisdom and help of the Hebrew collage of Jerusalem. This introduced Einstein in the seize of the yankee media. His lectures introduced in big apple, Princeton, and Chicago, and reviews at the Jewish presence in Palestine, made Einstein, on his first journey to the US, one of many first media stars. In Albert Meets the US, József Illy provides a desirable compilation of media tales of Einstein's journey -- which conceal his technology, his Zionism, and the anti-Semitism he encountered. As we commute with Einstein, from headline to headline, we adventure his emotional reference to American Jews and his frustration at turning into global recognized even supposing his theories weren't actually understood.
This intriguing assortment supplies readers an intimate glimpse into the lifetime of one of many world's first smooth celebrities and a special realizing of the media's energy over either its topic and its audience.
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Guthrie, Mrs. William R. Hearst, ex-Governor Alfred E. Smith, Samuel Koenig, Judge Otto A. Rosalsky, Dr. Bernard Flexner, Benjamin Schlesinger, Oscar S. , and Colonel Robert Greer Monroe. Judge Gustav Hartmann is Chairman of the Provisional Committee. The New York Times, April 2, p. 11. Prof. Einstein Here, Explains Relativity “Poet in Science” Says It Is a Theory of Space and Time, But It Bafﬂes Reporters—Seeks Aid for Palestine—Thousands Wait Four Hours to Welcome Theorist and His Party to America A man in a faded gray raincoat and a ﬂopping black felt hat that nearly concealed the gray hair that straggled over his ears stood on the boat deck of the steamship Rotterdam yesterday, timidly facing a battery of cameramen.
These four, whose arrival has been feverishly awaited by a multitude of Americans, arrived on the Rotterdam. At the Battery the Zionists were met by thousands of men and women and a company of Jewish legionaries who fought under Allenby in Palestine. ” was the ﬁrst question asked. “It is a theory,” the doctor readily replied, “of space and time so far as physics is concerned. It leads to a deﬁnite theory of gravitation. ” He waved his short, curved-stemmed pipe with a gesture indicating much work ahead.
Einstein’s visit is in the interest of the Hebrew University to be established in Jerusalem. Dr. Einstein was born in Switzerland in 1879 and has held professorships at Zurich, Prague and Berlin. His work in connection with the subject of relativity brought him world wide fame as a scientist. , who is chairman of the committee, Reubin Branin, Louis Lipsky, Rev. Masliansky, Joseph Barondess, Jacob Ish-Kishor, Rabbi Margulies, Dr. Elias Solomon, David Pinsky, Baruch Zuckerman, Professor M. M. Kaplan, Morris Rothenberg, Bernard A.