The courage and vision of Alvin Johnson

06/12/2013 | Fast Company online

In the run-up to World War II, New School co-founder Alvin Johnson poured his energy into raising funds to bring dissenting German scholars to New York City. That bold move helped rescue researchers who would otherwise have faced persecution by the Nazis and improved the institution by giving it access to some of Europe's best minds, Miles Kohrman writes.

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