Jewish Refugees: We Wouldn’t Have Won WWII Without Them

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

What if a Syrian refugee could provide the integral clue to defeating ISIS and ending terrorism?  Would you still think they should be denied asylum by the United States?

Albert Einstein knew Germany was working on nuclear weapons.  At the start of WWII, Einstein wrote a persuasive letter to Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt about Germany’s plans.  The president created the Manhattan Project.

Enrico Fermi

Enrico Fermi

It hired Enrico Fermi, who developed the first nuclear reactor and produced the first nuclear chain reaction at the University of Chicago.  It was a critical discovery which led to the atom bomb, the end of WWII, and the start of the nuclear age.

Einstein and Fermi won Nobel Prizes in physics.  Einstein was a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany.  Fermi and his Jewish wife were refugees from Fascist Italy.  The United States wouldn’t have won WWII or made paradigm-creating scientific advancements without them.

Do you still think we should deny asylum to Syrian refugees?

4 responses to “Jewish Refugees: We Wouldn’t Have Won WWII Without Them

  1. You’re always saying the things they way they need to be said. That’s what I’ve noticed about you.

  2. Thank you, Donna. This means a lot coming from you.

    This post was inspired by a comment on a FB friend’s page. I vaguely recalled Einstein and Fermi’s involvement in the Manhattan Project which is one of leadership guru Warren Bennis’ great groups.

    Sending hugs and best wishes,

  3. Great point – the refugees are leaving because the situation is not great – Their knowledge of what is occurring is vital to the terrorist defeat. Denying them entry and asylum is not the answer

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