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Recollections of a Jewish mathematician in Germany

Author: Abraham Adolf Fraenkel; Jiska Cohen-Mansfield; Allison Brown, (Translator)
Publisher: Switzerland : Birkhäuser, [2016] ©2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Abraham A. Fraenkel was a world-renowned mathematician in pre-Second World War Germany, whose work on set theory was fundamental to the development of modern mathematics. A friend of Albert Einstein, he knew many of the era's acclaimed mathematicians personally. He moved to Israel (then Palestine under the British Mandate) in the early 1930s. In his autobiography Fraenkel describes his early years growing up as an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Abraham Adolf Fraenkel; Abraham Adolf Fraenkel
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Abraham Adolf Fraenkel; Jiska Cohen-Mansfield; Allison Brown, (Translator)
ISBN: 3319308459 9783319308456
OCLC Number: 939531686
Notes: Originally published in German as Lebenskreise: Aus den Erinnerungen eines jüdischen Mathematikers in 1967.
Description: xx, 234 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Foreword to the 2015 English edition by Menachem Magidor --
Foreword to the 1967 German edition by Yehoshua Bar-Hillel --
1.My Ancestors --
2. Childhood and Adolescence in Munich (1891-1910) --
3.As a Student at Prussian Universities (1910-1914) --
4.As a Soldier in the First World War (1914-1919) --
5.As a Professor in Marburg and Kiel (1919-1929) --
6. Epilogue (1929-1933) --
Afterword: 1933-1965 by Jiska Cohen-Mansfield --
Family trees --
Bibliography of works by Abraham A. Fraenkel --
Index.
Other Titles: Lebenskreise.
Responsibility: Abraham A. Fraenkel ; edited by Jiska Cohen-Mansfield ; translated by Allison Brown.

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