The crucial event of my early life was the coming to power in 1933 of the Nazis in Germany. This changed my future in two fundamental ways. As an immediate consequence, we left Germany (where my family had lived for many generations), and—after five years in Switzerland and two in England—I moved to America. On January 1, 1941, I arrived in Berkeley, California, where I have lived for the last sixty-six years.
KeywordsMathematical Achievement Mathematics Department Joint Paper German Literature Prime Twin
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