Recollections of a Jewish Mathematician in Germany

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Springer International Publishing, 2 בנוב׳ 2016 - 234 עמודים

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 Orthodox Jew in Germany and his development as a mathematician at the beginning of the twentieth century. This memoir, originally written in German in the 1960s, has now been translated into English, with an additional chapter covering the period from 1933 until his death in 1965 written by the editor, Jiska Cohen-Mansfield.

Fraenkel describes the world of mathematics in Germany in the first half of the twentieth century, its origins and development, the systems influencing it, and its demise. He also paints a unique picture of the complex struggles within the world of Orthodox Jewry in Germany. In his personal life, Fraenkel merged these two worlds during periods of turmoil including the two world wars and the establishment of the state of Israel.

Including a new foreword by Menachem Magidor

Foreword to the 1967 German edition by Yehoshua Bar-Hillel

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לא מצאנו ביקורות במקומות הרגילים

מהדורות אחרות - הצג הכל

מידע על המחבר (2016)

Jiska Cohen-Mansfield is a professor in the Department of Health Promotion at Tel Aviv University and a professor at the George Washington University Medical Center. She is also Chair of the Department of Health Promotion and Director of the Herczeg Institute on Aging at Tel Aviv University and was previously Director of the Research Institute at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington. Her awards include the Recognition Award for Outstanding Contributions in Gerontological Research from the Maryland Gerontological Association (1994), the Barry Reisberg Award for Alzheimer's Research for advances in non-pharmacologic research and clinical treatment from Hearthstone Alzheimer's Family Foundation (2003) and the award in appreciation of outstanding contribution from Psychologists in Long Term Care (2007). She has published more than 250 articles and books and is the co-editor of Satisfaction Surveys in Long-Term Care (with F. K. Ejaz and P. Werner). She is a highly cited researcher as listed by the ISI.

Klaus J. Bade was born in 1944 in Sierentz, Alsace-Lorraine. He is chair of modern history and director of the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) at Osnabruck University. He has held visiting professorships at Harvard and Oxford and fellowships at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study and Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. He won the Philip Morris Research Award in 2001 and is a member of numerous scientific organizations, commissions and advisory boards as well as head of German and international research projects. He is co-editor of several book series and journals and author and editor of more than 30 books on German and European history, including colonial history and population and migration past and present.Allison Brown has been a freelance translator of scholarly books and essays, largely in the fields of history and the social and political sciences, especially cultural studies, since 1988. She has studied linguistics and German studies, and has an MA in translation science. She lives in Berlin.

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