Albert Einstein with refugee children
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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At his home (112 Mercer Street) in Princeton, New Jersey, one day before his seventieth birthday, Albert Einstein is visited by a group of World War II European Jewish refugee children. Leaning in behind Einstein to speak with him is the National Chairman of the United Jewish Appeal, William Rosenwald. United Service for New Americans, an agency of the UJA, brought the children to the United States. Einstein's distant cousin, Elizabeth Kerzek (barely visible on far left), was among the group. The cousins had not met before. The name of the girl seated on Einstein's lap is Leonora Aragones and Victoria Lustig is seated to his right. The back of Einstein's dog, Chico, is visible on the far left. The others featured in this photograph have not been identified. Newspaper accounts of the occasion feature different images from the visit and credit the photographs to various sources, most often news agencies. (Note: this photograph is one of fifteen in the collection, EB 127-EB 141, taken on this occasion.)