Immigrant Einstein

10/1/1940

In 1936, German-born physicist Albert Einstein filed this Declaration of Intention to become an American citizen. Worried about growing Nazi aggression, Einstein immigrated to the United States and accepted a faculty position at Princeton University. In 1940, the man who had first proposed the theory of relativity in 1905 became a citizen of the United States.

National Archives, Records of District Courts of the United States


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