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The Other Other L. Strauss

Meet Lewis (not Levi, and not Leo) Strauss, the now-forgotten American Jew who helped German Jews escape the Nazis, played a key role in developing nuclear weapons, and more.

Time magazine’s Sep. 21, 1953 cover featuring Lewis Strauss. 

Time magazine’s Sep. 21, 1953 cover featuring Lewis Strauss. 

Observation
Jan. 10 2018
About the author

Allan Arkush is the senior contributing editor of the Jewish Review of Books and professor of Judaic studies and history at Binghamton University.


Meet Lewis (not Levi, and not Leo) Strauss, the now-forgotten American Jew who helped German Jews escape the Nazis, played a key role in developing nuclear weapons, and more.

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