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A Physicist’s Lost Love

A supplement to the article “A Physicist’s Lost Love: Leo Szilard and Gerda Philipsborn,” by Gene Dannen. Copyright © 2015-2019 Gene Dannen.
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January 6, 2019 updates:

Added page of photos from Gerda Philipsborn’s photo album of the Ben Shemen Youth Village.

Updated page of comments by readers.

Added belated and new acknowledgements.

Changed all references to 95 Prinzregentenstrasse to Prinzregentenstrasse 95.

Changed sentence about the Jüdische Volksheim reading:
“Located in the ghetto section of Berlin, it offered a school for refugee children and orphans.”
To read:
“Located in the ghetto section of Berlin, it also included a kindergarten for refugee children and orphans, and vocational training for older pupils.”
I'm grateful to Beate Lehmann for the improvement.


June 22, 2015 updates:

Added this current page detailing updates.

Added page of comments by readers.

Changed the sentence reading:
“She believed so strongly in the importance of early childhood education that she even worked as a kindergarten teacher for a time in the mid-1920s.”
To read:
“She believed so strongly in the importance of early childhood education that she opened her own kindergarten in the mid-1920s.”
This more accurately reflects the information supplied to me by Gerry Brent.

Added further information to source note 26 about Szilard’s invention of the electron microscope, and his proposal of it to Dennis Gabor.

Added further information to source note 73 about whether Szilard suffered a bad cold that prevented him from attending Ernest Rutherford’s “moonshine” speech in September 1933.