By József Illy
In 1919, newspaper headlines acknowledged British day trip had proven Einstein's normal idea 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 repute.
Two years later, Chaim Weizmann led a fund-raising challenge to the us and invited Einstein to affix it. The undertaking traveled to long island, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, and Hartford to crusade for public wisdom and help of the Hebrew collage of Jerusalem. This introduced Einstein in the snatch of the yank media. His lectures introduced in long island, 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 United States, József Illy offers a desirable compilation of media tales of Einstein's travel -- which hide his technological know-how, his Zionism, and the anti-Semitism he encountered. As we trip with Einstein, from headline to headline, we adventure his emotional reference to American Jews and his frustration at turning into international recognized even if his theories weren't really understood.
This fascinating assortment provides readers an intimate glimpse into the lifetime of one of many world's first smooth celebrities and a distinct knowing of the media's strength over either its topic and its audience.
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5. Here it is not TNT but gunpowder that is associated with Weizmann. ” Before World War I, Weizmann discovered that a bacterium—later named after him—Clostridium acetobutylicum (Weizmann) can turn sugar into acetone and butyl alcohol. When the war broke out, the British Navy was in need of huge amounts of acetone, necessary for the production of smokeless powder, which would enable the warships not to be located by the smoke of their gunﬁre. In Manchester the director of research for Nobel Explosives in Scotland met with Weizmann, who told him about his process.
Afterwards he was one of the Organizers of the Students’ Chovevei Zion and Ben Zion Conference at Drusgenik, Government of Grodno, and in 1890 he was one of the founders of the Odessa Association for Aiding the Jewish Colonization of Palestine. After the Palestinian scheme had been transformed into the present political Zionist movement, Ussischkin became one of the most ardent followers and collaborators of Herzl with whom he began a correspondence in 1896, and since then he has been one of the most energetic propagandists of Zionists among the Russian Jews.
The committee has requested that all Jewish sections of the city be decorated in honor of the visitors. An ofﬁcial meeting of welcome will be held on the steps of City Hall on Tuesday. Among those who will speak are Mayor Hylan, Former Assistant Secretary of State Frank L. Polk, George W. Wickersham and Magistrate Bernard A. Rosenblatt. The American Zionist organization will tender a reception to Professor Einstein, Professor Weizmann and Mr. Ussischkin in the Metropolitan Opera House on Sunday evening, April 10.
Albert Meets America: How Journalists Treated Genius during Einstein's 1921 Travels by József Illy