How a Refugee Escaped the Nazis to Become the Father of Video Games

It’s perhaps fitting that the man recognized as the father of the video game, that quintessential American invention, was a refugee from Hitler’s Germany, whose personal story converged with America’s at a critical time in the nation’s history.

Collector’s Weekly looks at Ralph Baer and his story of perseverance, scrappiness, risk-taking, resourcefulness, and self-confidence.


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