Cover note that accompanied photographs of Albert Einstein with refugee children
Cover note for EB 127-141-UJA
Shelby White and Leon Levy Archives Center, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ, USA
Photograph collection - Einstein-- EB Series-barn collection\19-EB PHOTOS with A.E.-9-10 inch (5 of 5-UJA 1949)
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This is the cover note that accompanied the photographs of Albert Einstein when he was visited at his home (112 Mercer Street) in Princeton, New Jersey, one day before his seventieth birthday, by a group of World War II European Jewish refugee children. The United Service for New Americans, an agency of the United Jewish Appeal (UJA), brought the children to the United States. William Rosenwald, National Chairman of the UJA accompanied the children, which included a distant cousin of Einstein's, Elizabeth Kerzek. The cousins had not met before. Newspaper accounts of the occasion feature different images from the visit and credit the photographs to various sources, most often news agencies. The collection includes fifteen photographs, EB 127-EB 141, taken on this occasion.