Bohr continued to travel through Germany and spread the word that Copenhagen was available as a retreat in case of necessity. Along with his brother and other prominent Danish figures, Bohr helped to form the Danish Committee for the Support of Refugee Intellectuals. He arranged accommodations in his own country while writing to colleagues around the world in search of positions for those who had to flee from the Nazis. Meanwhile, as Copenhagen became the world center for physics, Bohr had gradually become the symbol of national pride. In 1932 he was invited to occupy "The House of Honor"—set aside semi-officially for Denmark's greatest citizen, the person who brought the greatest honor to the country. The Bohrs moved in and entertained many guests, including the King and Queen of Denmark, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip of England, and before any of these, the Rutherfords. But in 1934, tragedy struck the
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