Expulsion and the War Years

  • Konrad Kleinknecht
Part of the Springer Biographies book series (SPRINGERBIOGS)


Einstein’s relationship to Germany went through highs and lows. In 1954, one year before his death, he wrote a brief autobiography beginning with the words, “I was born a German in Ulm in 1879. I spent my youth in Munich, where I attended high school. In 1895, following a brief stay in Italy, I went to Switzerland. From 1896 to 1900, I studied mathematics and physics in Zürich at the Swiss Polytechnic.”

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Konrad Kleinknecht
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  1. 1.Universität München, Universität MainzMünchenGermany

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