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Albert Einstein Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 14 Summary

Elma Ehrlich Levinger
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Chapter 14 Summary

In 1939, Einstein's sister Maja comes to live with him. Regular visitors include Elsa's daughter Margot and his son Hans Albert. His other son, Edouard, studies medicine and remains in Switzerland with Mileva.

In 1940, Einstein becomes a U.S. citizen. He is shocked by America's silence about the atrocities being committed by Germany and Japan. He's even more shocked by the profit motive behind the silence. Einstein concludes it is no longer possible to be a pacifist.

In 1938, at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute, Otto Hahn and Lise Meitner discover how to break down the uranium atom to release energy.

Since Meitner is Jewish, she flees to Sweden. Hitler later decides that his goals are better served by investing in munitions factories than continuing the work on the uranium atom.

Dr. Meitner confers with Neils Bohr, Director of the Copenhagen Institute of Theoretical Physics. Dr. Bohr finds her results...

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