Herman Alexander Sacks (born 1885)
- Born - June 17, 1885 [HT002W][GDrive] / Birthplace: Russia
- Notes : On marriage transcripts, birth date is suggested to be 1887. We are going with the draft registration, as that date is expicit
- Death -
- PARENTS - Samuel Sacks and Sarah (Alexandrovitz) Sacks [HL001L][GDrive]
- MARRIAGE - Wife -
- CHILDREN :
- OTHER FAMILY :
- Profession - ....
1885 - Born in "Russia"
1901 - Migrate to the USA
Age 16 ?
1910 - US Census for "Sacks" family
- "Sacks" not "Sachs"
- Younger brother Alexander Sachs (born 1892) still has name "Samuel" (not yet changed to "Alexander")
- 38 (or 40?) west 117th street - Right next to 1915 address
- Herman Sack immigrated to the USA in 1901, 3 years before his siblings
- Sadly, mother Sarah must have passed (father "Sundel" is widowed)
- Father here is "Sundel", not "Samuel" ... ???
- Sister "Elinor" is here as "Lena"
40 W 117th Street NYC - Today
Whatever was there in 1920, is not there anymore (as of 2019)
1917 - Herman Sacks WW1 Registration
Address : 80 St. Nicholas Ave, New York City - see map below
80 St. Nicholas Ave, New York City
1973 (June 23) - Alexander Sachs (younger brother) dies
Called Roosevelt's Attention to A-Bomb Potential in 1939
Alexander Sachs, a Russian‑-born economist and the man who first interested President Franking D. Roosevelt in the possibilities of the atomic bomb, died yesterday at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. He was 79 years old and lived at 1200 Fifth Avenue. On Oct. 11,1939, Dr. Sachs read to Mr. Roosevelt a report from Albert Einstein predicting that an atomic bomb, carried by ship, could destroy an entire port complex and the surrounding area. With characteristic vigor, President Roosevelt brushed aside the hesitations of American scientists and officials, set the atomic project on its irrevocable course and pressed it toward the historic climax that came at Hiroshima after his death. When Dr. Sachs went to the President, two weeks after Poland had been crushed by the Nazis, he carried the Einstein report, buttressed by comments from Dr. Leo Szilard, and American physicist, and Prof. Enrico Fermi, a fugitive from Italian fascism.
Foresaw Nuclear Gap
Dr. Einstein and Dr. Szilard were revealed by Dr. Sachs's testimony as the first to worry about the implications for the United States of atomic energy in the hands of a hostile power. The economist told the President that the Fermi and Szilard researches were only one step ahead of those of Nazi physicists. Germany had already overrun Czechoslovakia, which had good uranium ore, and Hitler had forbidden its export. The Einstein report pointed out that the most important source of uranium was the Belgian Congo, and Dr. Sachs added that he predicted the invasion of Belgium and the possible loss of this source for the United States. President Roosevelt ordered the immediate establishment of a committee on uranium, and in February, 1940, $6,000 was allotted for the work at Columbia University.
Bush Headed Committee
In June, the committee was placed under the newly created National Defense Research Committee (later the Office of Scientific Research and Development) headed by Dr. Vannevar Bush. After Pearl Harbor, the decision was made to go all out. Dr. Sachs was born in Rossien, Russia, Aug. 1, 1893. He came to the United States in 1904 and was educated at Columbia and Harvard universities. During the nineteen-thirties, he was vice president and chief economist of the Lehman Corporation and for a time chief economist of the National Recovery Administration. Among the developments he was credited with having predicted were the 1929 depression, the 1933 banking crisis and the rise of Hitler. Surviving is his widow, the former Charlotte Cramer.
SACKS-Joseph A. Beloved husband of the late Florence. Devoted father of Sanford, Renee Benin and Zachary. Cherished grandfather of Sharon, David. Wendy, Benlamin and Alexander. Dear brother of Eleanor Barr. Service Sunday December 23 at 10:30 a.m. “The Riverside”, 76th St. & Amsterdam Ave.
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fannie steinberg born in USA - June 1896 birth ?
Brother is Barnet
1910 census https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=USC%2F1910%2F004972987%2F00771%2F026 <- father is Barnet, mother Rebecca, children