Best and Worst Dressed at the 2015 Critics’ Choice Television Awards
Business prospered, but the cloud on the horizon was the world war. Because Schmidt was from Estonia, which at that time belonged to Russia, he was arrested and confined in a prisonerof- war camp. When the government eventually released him, he found that some of his equipment had been confiscated, making it very difficult to restart his business. Furthermore, the economy was in ruins. Germany’s defeat and its following financial debacle spelled disaster for many businesses, especially for telescope makers, as German astronomers were unable to buy any equipment. After years of declining activity, Schmidt’s optical company finally had to be closed in 1926. He found refuge at the Hamburg Observatory, whose director, Richard Schorr, had corresponded with Schmidt, having recognized his genius as an optician.
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