1903 – Born on the 15th of October in Leipzig, Germany. He was known as "The Picture Man," was the founder of the Bettmann Archive.
1921 – He enrolled in the University of Leipzig. At that time a university education consisted of spending time at a number of schools.
1929 – Quit his work in C.F Peters and moved to Berlin and, wrote his first book, Staat und Menschheit (State and Humanity).
1935 – He emigrated to the United States from Nazi-controlled Germany, "arriving with a few personal effects and two steamer trunks bursting with photographs, line drawings, engravings, and art reproductions".
1983 – He played Dr. Waxman in the movie Lovesick.
1998 – He died on the 3rd of May in the United States.