It’s August 1922, and Albert Einstein is writing a letter to his younger sister, Maja. With anti-semitism on the rise in Germany, the scientist has fled his home in Berlin. And, spelling out his fears for the future of his nation, he comes up with a grim prediction that will play out with startling accuracy over the following years.
The future genius scientist was born on March 14, 1879, in Ulm – a city in what was then known as the German Empire. When he was still a baby, his parents, Hermann and Pauline, moved 100 miles east to Munich. And there, Hermann and his brother founded a company specializing in electrical engineering.