As Antisemitism reaches a fever pitch in 1920s Germany, physicist Albert Einstein finds himself forced to choose between emigrating to the United States or staying in solidarity with his fellow academics. The struggle evokes memories of his days as a student at Zürich Polytechnic and his first encounter with Mileva Maric, the woman who would become his first wife.
Did You Know?
As a young man, prior to 1900, Albert tells Marie that he imagines he is moving with a ray of light "past galaxies". Prior to 1900 the only "galaxy" was the Milky Way. What have since become known as "galaxies" were considered to be nebulae. See more
This is nonsense! May I remind you, Mr. Geist, your country has invited me, not the other way around.
Yes, professor. But you have a history of... how shall I put this... controversy... which calls into question your loyalties.
And it is my job to insure that any individual coming to our shores does not pose a threat.
If you wish to talk about threats, Mr. Geist, perhaps you should take a look outside your window. Have you noticed the charming fellows in brown shirts who call me Jewish ...