25 October 2013

Einstein privat

Albert Einstein lived from 1879 to 1955. He was born in Germany and fled the Nazis in 1933. He moved to the US and never went back. He's got a famous equation and his face has become an absurd icon. There are many books about his work, but this one here is a record of conversations with his maid. It proves that the genius was actually a regular person.

Friedrich Herneck was a German historian. He studied and taught at several universities all over the country for his entire life. In between, he wrote a number of books including this one right here. It got published and someone in Berlin bought it, read it, and left it for grabs in a box on the side of the street. That's where I found it.

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