Einstein on the run: how the world’s greatest scientist hid from Nazis in a Norfolk hut

The physicist’s refuge from assassins on a British heath changed the course of history, as a new docudrama shows

In September 1933, a humble wooden hut on a secluded Norfolk heath became the improbable location of one of the most important hideouts in history.

Nearly a century later, the rarely told story of the three weeks Albert Einstein spent holed up in a heathland bothy, on the run from Nazi assassins, has been turned into an unusual type of docudrama.

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