Evelyn Einstein (28 March 1941 – 13 April 2011) was the adopted
daughter of Hans Albert Einstein, the son of Albert Einstein.
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Einstein was born in Chicago; after her birth she was adopted by Hans
Albert Einstein. Towards the end of her life, she recounted that as a
child she was told she was an illegitimate daughter of Albert Einstein
and a ballet dancer; however, she had no documentation supporting this
claim. She obtained a
Master's degree in
Medieval literature at
University of California, Berkeley. She was married to Grover Krantz
for 13 years from 1964 to about 1977. She then worked briefly as an
animal control officer, as a cult deprogrammer, and as a Berkeley,
California, reserve police officer.
As an 18-year-old college student in 1960, Einstein was the only
person with a recognized name among the dozens of people arrested in
San Francisco at a peaceful protest against the House Un-American
After her divorce, which left her impoverished, she lived with her
adopted father briefly until his death. Homeless, she slept in cars
and scrounged for discarded food and described herself as a
dumpster-diver for three months. After which, she lived with three
other women in Berkeley.
Evelyn told CNN she was outraged she had not received a dime out of
the millions of dollars earned annually from her grandfather's
likeness, with all profits going to Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Albert Einstein bequeathed the literary rights for the more than
75,000 papers and other items in his estate, Evelyn asked "What does a
bobblehead have to do with a literary estate?" adding "It's hard for
me to believe they would treat the family the way they have, which has
been abysmally." In 1996 she joined a family suit with the trustee
in charge of a collection of correspondence between Albert and Mileva
Einstein, a suit that was settled privately. This collection was
found, in part, because of a letter she found and mistakenly
attributed to her grandfather instead of her mother (but led to a
deposit box no one knew). Weeks before her death, her friend, Allen
P. Wilkinson began to write her memoirs.
With Marfe Ferguson Delano: Genius: A Photobiography of Albert
Einstein. National Geographic Children's Books, 2005,
Introduction of: Alice Calaprice (editor); Robert Schulmann
(contributor). Dear Professor Einstein: Albert Einstein's Letters to
and from Children. Prometheus Books, 2002. ISBN 978-1591020158
^ a b c d Douglas Martin (April 18, 2011). "
Evelyn Einstein Dies at
70; Shaped by a Link to Fame". New York Times.
^ Black Friday NotInKansas.us
Evelyn Einstein Dies at 70; Shaped by a Link to Fame
Evelyn Einstein Died in Squalor, Despite Grandfather's Riches By
Susan Donaldson James, April 20, 2011, ABC World News
^ Granddaughter wants share of Einstein estate profits By Adam Reiss,
Silvia Sanides: Adoptiv-Enkelin oder Tochter? Evelyn Einstein
rätselt, in welchem verwandtschaftlichen Verhältnis sie zu Albert
Einstein wirklich steht. Womöglich sollte ihre Adoption einen Skandal
vertuschen. und Einstein: Adoptiv-Enkelin angeblich uneheliche
Tochter. In: Focus. 20 December 2004.
Evelyn Einstein: Eine uneheliche Tochter? Evelyn Einstein, die
Adoptiv-Tochter des Einstein-Sohnes Hans Albert, spielte eine wichtige
Rolle bei der Beschaffung der frühen Liebesbriefe von Albert und
Mileva. Ob sie selbst in Wahrheit ein uneheliches Kind von Albert
Einstein ist, bleibt ungeklärt. In: mensch–einstein.de, 24 March
Michele Zackheim: Children of a Lesser God: For the offspring of a
science deity, the legacy is more burden than blessing. In: Discover
Magazine, March 2008.
Madeline Holler: Granddaughter of
Albert Einstein Wants a Cut in
Bobblehead Profits. 11 February 2011.
Personalien: Evelyn Einstein. In: Der Spiegel. Nr. 8, 21 February
Evelyn Einstein Dies at 70; Shaped by a Link to Fame.
In: New York Times. 18 April 2011.
Loren Coleman. Evelyn Einstein, Grover Krantz’s former wife, dies.
Nachruf auf Cryptomundo.com, 19 April 2011.
Susan Donaldson James:
Evelyn Einstein Died in Squalor, Despite
Grandfather's Riches. In: ABC News. 20 April 2011.
Marc Tracy: Evelyn Einstein, Granddaughter, 70. In: Tablet: A new read
on jewish life. 21 April 2011.
David Gardner: The great mystery surrounding the greatest mind of the
20th century: As Einstein's 'granddaughter' dies, was she really his
secret love child? In: Daily Mail. 26 April 2011.
Frances Dinkelspiel: Saving the history of the Berkeley Police
Department. In: Berkeleyside. 5 May 2011.
Mary Rees: Granddaughter of
Albert Einstein Remembered Fondly in
Albany: Albany resident
Evelyn Einstein passed away last month. In:
AlbanyPatch. 13 May 2011.
Mary Rees: Evelyn Einstein, R.I.P.? The death of Albany resident
Evelyn Einstein, granddaughter of Albert Einstein, was followed by
confusion and some conflict. In: AlbanyPatch. 18 June 2011.
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Evelyn Einstein Memorial. With contributions of Evamaria Erdpohl,
Elizabeth Migliore, Robert Schulmann, Jon Ruth, Jerry Richard, Kennan
Kellaris Salinero, George Klein, Ada Rusinek Klein and Allen P.
Relics: Einstein's Brain, Part 4 on
YouTube with Evelyn Einstein, BBC,
1994 (she is interviewed at her home by the Japanese professor Kenji
Evelyn Einstein, Albert's granddaughter 50 yrs after @ HUAC protest on
Mass–energy equivalence (E=mc2)
Einstein field equations
Einstein relation (kinetic theory)
Einstein–de Haas effect
Annus Mirabilis papers
Annus Mirabilis papers (1905)
"Investigations on the Theory of Brownian Movement" (1905)
Special and the General Theory (1916)
The World as I See It (1934)
"Why Socialism?" (1949)
Russell–Einstein Manifesto (1955)
Pauline Koch (mother)
Hermann Einstein (father)
Maja Einstein (sister)
Mileva Marić (first wife)
Elsa Einstein (second wife)
Lieserl Einstein (daughter)
Albert Einstein (son)
Eduard Einstein (son)
Bernhard Caesar Einstein
Bernhard Caesar Einstein (grandson)
Evelyn Einstein (granddaughter)
Thomas Martin Einstein (great-grandson)
Albert Einstein Award
Albert Einstein Medal
Albert Einstein Peace Prize
Albert Einstein World Award of Science
Einstein Prize (APS)
Einstein Prize for Laser Science
Albert Einstein House
In popular culture
Awards and honors
List of things named after Albert Einstein
Einstein Papers Project
Die Grundlagen der Einsteinschen Relativitäts-Theorie (1922
The Einstein Theory of
Relativity (1923 documentary)
Relics: Einstein's Brain
Einstein's Gift (2003 play)
Einstein and Eddington
Einstein and Eddington (2008 TV film)
Genius (2017 series)
Books about Einstein
Albert Einstein: Creator and Rebel
Einstein and Religion
Einstein for Beginners
I Am Albert Einstein