In 1929, a 23- year -old Hannah Arendt married the philosopher-journalist Günther Anders in Berlin; When her political work during the rise of Nazism got her in trouble with the authorities, she escaped a prison sentence by fleeing to (guess where?) Paris. And you can guess how it goes from there. She met the members of the modernist art crowd, including Walter Benjamin and a guy named Henrich Blucher. Blucher, a former communist party member and protoge of Rosa Luxemburg became Arendt’s lover. She and Gunther divorced in 1937. In 1940, she and Blücher married. After a close call with the German Authorities, they were eventually able to slip out of Europe to arrive in New York City.