However, the article itself became a minor news story. You can read some of these news reports online. Here are links to the stories I heard about. If you know about other news coverage, please let me know.
For information on published translations of the full article in French, Polish, Japanese, German (and perhaps Spanish, Italian, Chinese, and Arabic), please see this page.
Einstein's icebox, by Tom Loosemore, Electronic Telegraph (London). Site requires free registration. Register, then use search function for "Einstein," "Szilard," or "icebox."
Other coverage NOT (or no longer) online:
Einsteins Kühlschrank, von Thomas Bührke, Süddeutsche Zeitung (München), 30 Januar 1997, Seite 35.
Einstein als Erfinder, Der Spiegel (Hamburg), 5/1997, Seite 147.
Elektrolux köpte Einsteins extraknäck, av Erik Mellgren, Ny Teknik (Stockholm), 20 Februari 1997, sidan 36.
Dynamic Duo Confronts Refrigerator Menace, The Wilson Quarterly (Washington D.C.), Spring 1997, pages 133-134.
UP to Leo Szilard Online
Created: May 25, 1997
Gene Dannen / firstname.lastname@example.org