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The article states that Smith had his notebooks confiscated and that he was thrown out of Germany. On page 352 in The Last Train from Berlin he tells of having requested an exit visa and finally receiving one after Columbia agreed to send a substitute. He very much wanted to leave but had been repeatedly refused the visa until Columbia agreed to the hostage deal which, of course, they never completed.Nriesz (talk) 17:20, 9 March 2009 (UTC)
an interesting quote: "Every Sunday at noon he [Einstein] listened to a news analysis broadcast by Howard K. Smith. Guests were never invited at that hour." Per the book, this quote apparently relates to some period in the last decade of Einstein's life (died April 1955). Einstein was living in Princeton, New Jersey at the time. Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page without content in them (see the help page). (Pais, Abraham (2005-11-03). Subtle Is the Lord: The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein (p. 473). Oxford University Press - A. Kindle Edition.)Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page without content in them (see the help page).2607:F0B0:9:17:6C57:7F83:A317:3FA (talk) 20:50, 7 October 2013 (UTC)