Julius Fromm did not invent the condom...
Oh, yes, it's gonna be one of THOSE profiles. Strap yourself in and enjoy!
Julius Fromm did not invent the condom. Condoms have been in use for centuries. However, up to the beginning of the 20th century, they were usually made from animal intestines. Ewww.
The invention of rubber made its way to condoms, but they were usually thick, with sheeted layers. Ewww.
Enter Fromm. He figured out a way to make rubber condoms, well, thin. His invention was so popular, that soon all condoms in Germany became known as fromms. His model is still the basis for what most of the world uses today.
It didn't exactly end well for Fromm. When the Nazis came to power, he was forced to sell his factories for pfennigs on the mark, and then emigrated to England.
Still, next time you put on a condom (see, it's one of those profiles!), thank this mostly-forgotten Jew that you're not strapping on animal intestines!
Julius Fromm did not invented the condom, but he did perfect it...