Albert Einstein

by ethnic on December 26, 2007

Date of Birth: 14 March, 1879

Place of Birth: Ulm, Kingdom of Württemberg, German Empire

Date of Death: April 18, 1955

Place of Death: Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist. He was Jewish. Albert was the son of Pauline (Koch) and Hermann Einstein.

Albert was married to Elsa Einstein, until her death. They were first cousins. Albert had three children with his former wife, Serbian physicist Mileva Marić.

Albert was a third cousin, twice removed, of director/comedian Mike Nichols. He was a fifth cousin, three times removed, of actor and director Peter Berg. Albert’s paternal four times great-grandfather, Moyses Einstein, was also Peter’s maternal seven times great-grandfather.

Albert’s paternal grandfather was Abraham Einstein (the son of Rupert Einstein and Rebecca/Rebekka Overnauer/Obernauer). Abraham was born in Buchau, Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg. Albert’s great-grandfather Rupert was the son of Naphtali Hirsch Einstein and Helene Handle Steppach. Rebecca was the daughter of Samuel Obernauer and Judith Mayer Hilb.

Albert’s paternal grandmother was Hendel/Helene Moos (the daughter of Heinrich Hayum Moos and Verena/Veronika Fanny Schmal). Hendel was born in Kappel. Heinrich was the son of Hayum Hermann/Haymann Moos and Lia Heilbronner. Verena was the daughter of Isak Schmal and Johanna Charlotte Bernheim.

Albert’s maternal grandfather was Julius Dörzbacher, later Koch (the son of Zadok Löb Dörzbacher/Doerzbacher and Blumele Sontheimer). Julius was born in Jebenhausen, Goppingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germa. Zadok was the son of Loeb Samuel and Golies. Blumele was the daughter of Loeb Moses Sontheimer and Vögele Juda.

Albert’s maternal grandmother was Jette Bernheimer (the daughter of Gedalja Chaim Bernheimer and Elcha/Elsa Weil). Jette was born in Jebenhausen, Goppingen, Baden-Württemberg. Gedalja was the son of Jacob Simon Bernheimer and Leah Hajim. Elcha was the daughter of Beerle/Bernard Weil and Roesle Katz.

Sources: Genealogies of Albert Einstein – http://genealogy.about.com
http://www.geni.com
http://www.wikitree.com

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andrew July 20, 2016 at 5:00 pm
Keisha December 24, 2013 at 5:52 pm

Technically it is Israeli if you want to be really specific, just like Hebrew is the form of writing and language.

Ellie March 5, 2012 at 1:43 am

The term you are probably looking for is Hebrew, in case you were wondering.

esme01123 August 12, 2015 at 10:16 pm

judaism is ALSO an ethnicity. it’s an ethno-religion. there can be jews who are ethnically jewish but not religiously jewish just like there are jews who are not ethnically jewish but religiously jewish.

Me! May 1, 2011 at 3:06 pm

German Jewish cool..!

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