On April 18, 1955, Albert Einstein passed away.

In the following days, the groundbreaking physicist’s death was met with grief on all fronts. Then-President Dwight Eisenhower eulogized the scientist, commenting “No other man contributed so much to the vast expansion of 20th century knowledge.” The New York Times, in an obituary, lauded Einstein’s moral courage, writing “‘Saintly,’ ‘noble’ and ‘lovable’ were the words used to describe him by those who knew him even casually.”

Read more: http://forward.com/culture/369340/62-years-ago-today-the-jewish-world-lost-its-greatest-genius/

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