Talk:Bernhard Caesar Einstein

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Bernhad Caesar's children[edit]

In front of me is a physical copy of the monograph by Princeton University Press whose citation I had given at "Their children were Thomas (1955- ), Paul (1958- ), Teddy (1960- ), Myra, and Charles."[1] Indeed a family tree is shown on page xxiii. Perhaps the children are those of Bernhard Caesar's wife Doris Ascher(1930- ) and not his? This would seem very unlikely since this same tree diagram is careful to avoid showing a direct "tree" connection in another case where children are those of one spouse but not the other.

Namely, this same tree shows Elsa Einstein-Lowenthal and her children Ilse and Margot but the tree is careful to show the "trunk"of the tree connected only to Elsa Lowenthal and not to Albert Einstein himself, which is correct since Albert Einstein was not the father of Margot and Ilse. Similarly if Bernhard Caesar was not the father of "Thomas, Paul, Teddy, Myra, Charles" then the tree trunk in the diagram should come down from a separate entry for Bernhard Caesar's wife Doris Ascher (there is plenty of space at this row) rather than froma joint cell belonging to Bernhad Caesar and his wife Doris Ascher.

So it appears that either there is a mistake in this diagram in this highly respected book (which is conceivable) or else Bernhard Caesar did father some children, and while I sympathize with their possibly wanting privacy, the wikipedia entry (if this is the case) should indicate that Bernhard Casar is the last grandson but not the last direct descendant of Albert Einstein. If someone(s) has additional information as to which of these it is (or other possibilities I have not included) and have references, please do add them.--Harel (talk) 01:42, 11 August 2009 (UTC)


  1. ^ Calaprice, Alice (1996). The Quotable Einstein. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. p. xxiii. ISBN 0-691-02696-3. 


Bernhard's ethnicity is said to be "European" and he seems to have had only two grand-parents. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:54, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

ethniticity is definitely a non notable fact on a physicist article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:48, 1 November 2009 (UTC)


Why is the overwhelming majority of this article, ostensibly about Bernhard Einstein, dedicated to discussing other people? (talk) 03:52, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

Thank you! I came to ask the same thing. Why is half of this article about the life of Hans Jurg Stocker? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:141:300:829F:E869:CA14:F17A:932F (talk) 06:55, 9 March 2016 (UTC)

Agreed! If this man was a physicist by profession, surely he published papers. What sort of work did he do? What contributions did he make to science? (talk) 05:53, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

He came out of a vagina, that had been touched by a man who came out of a vagina, that had been touched by Albert Einstein. Clearly, this is his significance. I don't really care what he published, this familial relationship was plenty significant for me to want to look him up, and I'm really glad I found him and a picture.

I don't really think that you know much about human reproduction!!! But seriously, is being the grandson of Albert Einstein notable enough?--Jack Upland (talk) 05:27, 13 November 2016 (UTC)


"Bernhard" Einstein was known officially as Bernard, on his passports. drivers licenses, social security card, etc.

Thomas Einstein — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:28, 6 August 2011 (UTC)

I appreciate edit by sgeureka. I wonder if you or anyone could fix problem with photo. There is a heading above the photo that looks like some extraneous html code. Can this be eliminated?


Education and Career [edit]

The second paragraph under Education and Career is more about Jurg Stocker than about Einstein. Could be shortened. Meerwind7 (talk) 17:31, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

Request for Comments[edit]

There is an RfC on the question of using "Religion: None" vs. "Religion: None (atheist)" in the infobox on this and other similar pages.

The RfC is at Template talk:Infobox person#RfC: Religion infobox entries for individuals that have no religion.

Please help us determine consensus on this issue. --Guy Macon (talk) 19:39, 21 April 2015 (UTC)