MembersRalph Baer – The First Game Console

JEWS WHO SHAPED THE WORLD

By Dov Eilon |
Photo: Creative Commons

Did you know that the “Magnavox Odyssey,” the first video game console ever, was conceived and created by a Jew? Meet Ralph Baer, born in 1922 in the south-west of Germany.

At the age of 14, Baer had to leave school in Nazi Germany. Two years later, in 1938, the family fled to the US, where Ralph joined the army. After his service, he received a degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.

By 1951, Baer was making television sets at the Loral Corporation, a...

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