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Hannah Arendt's childhood home Königsberg

Political theorist Hannah Arendt was raised in Königsberg. After high school, she began to study philosophy at the University of Marburg. As the Nazis came to power, Arendt was arrested for her research on anti-Semitic propaganda but was released and escaped to Paris, where she helped rescue Jewish children from the Third Reich and bring them to Palestine. She made it to the U.S. in May 1941, and became an American citizen and respected intellectual.


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