Immigration Window shared Nobel Prize's “We didn’t know anyone who would take us as immigrants…". ...

“We didn’t know anyone who would take us as immigrants…" As a child you are not asking yourself are things good or bad – you are trying to do what you have to do to manage.” Nobel Prize-awarded CERN-physicist Jack Steinberger remembers how he and his brother arrived to the US as German refugee children. — In 1933, when the Nazis came to power in Germany – laws were enacted to exclude Jewish children from higher education in public schools. When American Jewish charities offered to find homes for 300 German refugee children, Jack Steinberger’s father applied for him and his older brother to leave – they were on the SS Washington, bound for New York, Christmas 1934. In his biography, Steinberger elaborates further on the circumstances, which impacted his early life and path to science: “I owe the deepest gratitude to Barnett Faroll, the owner of a grain brokerage house on the Chicago Board of Trade, who took me into his house, parented my high-school education, and made it possible also for my parents and younger brother to come in 1938 and so to escape the holocaust. “ The experience of trying to find a job as a twenty-year-old boy without connections was the most depressing I was ever to face. I tried to find any job in a chemical laboratory: I would present myself, fill out forms, and have the door closed hopelessly behind me. Finally through a benefactor of my older brother, I was accepted to wash chemical apparatus in a pharmaceutical laboratory, G.D. Searl and Co., at $18 a week. In the evenings I studied chemistry at the University of Chicago, the weekends I helped in the family store. The next year, with the help of a scholarship from the University of Chicago, I could again attend day classes, so that in 1942 I could finish an undergraduate degree in chemistry." Read Steinberger’s biography in full: Video: Interview (2008) with Adam Smith: Camera credits: Ladda Productions AB. #WorldRefugeeDay

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Inspired by Martin Luther King Day, Philadelphians are marching to protest white supremacy, right-wing extremism and racial injustice leading up to the inauguration.

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