Why didn’t Hitler kill Albert Einstein? Why did Einstein move to America?
Albert Einstein moved to America in December 1932 and took the position of Professor of Theoretical Physics at Princeton. Hitler didn’t have the chance, but if Hitler had been able to capture Einstein, do you think he would have killed Einstein? The Jewish who is justly famous for devising his theory of relativity, which revolutionized our understanding of space, time, gravity, and the universe.
It was a fortunate event that they didn’t get their hands on Einstein because they could have won the war. Germany had promising scientists at that time, but they didn’t have Einstein. Einstein—Nazis #1 enemy who always appeared to have a clear view of the problems of physics and the determination to solve them. He had a strategy of his own and was able to visualize the main stages on the way to his goal. He regarded his major achievements as mere stepping-stones for the next advance. He was a well-known theoretical physicist even before Hitler came to power and the reason why Einstein renounced his citizenship for political reasons and emigrated to America.
In his early days in Berlin, Einstein postulated that the correct interpretation of the special theory of relativity must also furnish a theory of gravitation, and in 1916 he published his paper on the general theory of relativity. During this time, he also contributed to the problems of the theory of radiation and statistical mechanics. Einstein’s curious and intellectual mind could have benefited the Nazis and used him.
Hitler didn’t see that coming; without Einstein they were nothing. Did I mention that Einstein discovered that energy and mass are interchangeable, setting the stage for nuclear power—and atomic weapons? Even if they captured him, Hitler wouldn’t kill Einstein, not immediately. They will torture him first, feed into his research, and beautiful mind until he spit it out.
“I would rather be torn limb from limb than take part in such an ugly business.” Albert Einstein
For those fighting over the Manhattan Project in the comments, to make it clear Einstein didn’t work on the Manhattan Project, he wasn’t there at the time. I am knowledgeable that Einstein wasn’t part of the actual making of the atomic bomb. However, his research led to writing a letter to Roosevelt in August 1939. Fellow physicist Leo Szilard urged Einstein to send the letter and helped him draft it. In the letter, Einstein warned Roosevelt that the Nazis were working on a new and powerful weapon: an atomic bomb. His letter helped initiate the U.S. effort to build an atomic bomb.