Albert Einstein’s Immigration Papers on Show for Very First Time at Merseyside Maritime Museum

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LIVERPOOL.- Immigration documents relating to Albert Einstein’s dramatic escape from Nazi Germany have been discovered and will go on show for the very first time at Merseyside Maritime Museum. Einstein, one of the most prominent figures of the last century, fled from his native Germany when Adolf Hitler came to power. The scientist, who was Jewish, arrived in England while a bounty had been put on his head by the Nazis who named him an enemy of the regime. The landing card is proof of Einstein’s journey from Belgium to Dover on 26 May 1933. Now, after nearly 80 years stored away at Heathrow Airport, the landing card issued to the ‘father of modern physics’ has been discovered by curators. Lucy Gardner, assistant curator of the Seized! The Border and Customs Uncovered gallery at Merseyside Maritime Museum said: “We didn’t