Academic Press Inc.
In 1941, Kurt Jakoby and Walter Johnson founded the Academic Press on 125 E 23rd Street in New York.
Kurt Jacoby started his publishing activities in the Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft in 1923. On November 10, 1938 he and his brother-in-law, Walter Johnson, were arrested and brought to KZ Buchenwald. After another Schutzhaft in late December 1938, he decided to flee from Germany. In 1941, he succeeded to immigrate to the USA, traveling through the USSR and Japan.
Walter Johnson was co-owner of the Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft beginning in 1935. His father had founded the publishing house in 1906. After the arrest in 1938, he and his wife could not flee Germany until spring 1940. They arrived in the USA by travelling through the USSR and Japan.
In 1968, the publishing house Harcourt Brace Jovanovich bought the Academic Press.
- Fischer, Ernst: Verleger, Buchhaendler und Antiquare aus Deutschland und Oesterreich in der Emigration nach 1933: ein biographisches Handbuch / von Ernst Fischer. - Stuttgart : Verband Deutscher Antiquare, 2011
- Abel , Richard; Graham, William Gordon (2009): Immigrant Publishers. The Impact of Expatriate Publishers in Britain and America in the 20th century http://books.google.de/books?id=dHDxM6w_JikC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Immigrant+Publishers:+The+Impact+of+Expatriate+Publishers+in+Britain+and+...&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Z3e8UP_pM4bgtQb-6ICgAw&ved=0CDYQ6AEwAA
- Academic Press. Walter J. Johnson and Kurt Jacoby (2007) http://www.arts.cornell.edu/econ/sws2/About_files/Beschler_Academic%20Press_%20LOGOS%2018-3%2005Oct2007.pdf