Weizmann Institute of Science and
Dr Moshe Feldenkrais


During the Second World War, in 1940, Moshé Feldenkrais escaped from Paris, France, on the last boat to cross the channel to England, as the Germans were marching on Paris.


Sir Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Churchill


Dr. Feldenkrais Does Research for British Admiralty

Dr. Feldenkrais took all the secret papers and research with him when he fled France.

He handed all the information personally to Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

Dr. Feldenkrais was then recruited by the British Admiralty as a scientist to do research during the war.


Dr. Feldenkrais Is Invited to Israel

Afterwards, Moshé Feldenkrais stayed on in England and continued working there until he was invited by the then Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion to come and help establish the Missile Research Unit for the Israeli Army.


Below is a communication between Moshé Feldenkrais and the Weizmann Institute of Science, while he was residing in England.

(Click on the image to enlarge the letter.)

Weizmann Institute letter to Feldenkrais


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