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Roth was an Austrian-Jewish journalist and novelist, best known for his family saga “Radetzky… [More] March” (1932) about the decline and fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and for his novel about Jewish life, “Job” (1930). He also published a highly-acclaimed essay that gives a fragmented account of the Jewish migrations from eastern to western Europe in the aftermath of World War I and the Russian Revolution — “Juden auf Wanderschaft” (The Wandering Jews), in 1927. [Less]
1913: Israel Gelfand
Gelfand was a Soviet-Jewish mathematician who made major contributions to many branches of… [More] mathematics, including group theory and functional analysis. The recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Order of Lenin and the Wolf Prize, he was a Fellow of the Royal Society and a lifelong academic in Moscow. When he immigrated to the United State, he taught at Rutgers University. [Less]
1936: Andrew Grove
Grove is the former CEO of Intel Corporation, which he helped transform into the world’s… [More] largest manufacturer of semiconductors. A science pioneer in the semiconductor industry, Grove is a Hungarian-born Jewish-American businessman, engineer, and author who escaped from Communist-controlled Hungary at the age of 20. [Less]