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Einsteinís granddaughter dies in poverty despite famous grandfather
The Imperfect Planet ^ | 04/21/2011 | Pamela Wallace

Posted on 04/21/2011 9:40:30 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Evelyn Einstein had a difficult life, never able to cash in on the notoriaty and riches her famous grandfather amassed in his lifetime and beyond. Now dead at 70, her fight to gain control of some of that which she felt was rightfully hers, dies too.

Evelyn Einstein, who was the adopted daughter of one of Einsteins natural born sons, experienced poverty and homelessness and was a self-proclaimed “dumpster diver,” all while the estate of her famous grandfather — one of the most iconic figures of all time — earned millions.

According to her obituary in The New York Times, the younger Einstein spoke four or five languages and earned a master’s degree in medieval literature from Berkeley, yet she lived in squalor.

Working occassionally as a dog catcher, a cult deprogrammer and a police officer, Evelyn Einstein was destitute after her divorce. She was married for 13 years to eccentric professor Grover Krantz, a Washington State University anthropologist who attempted to prove Big Foot existed.

After the divorce she was known to live in her car and scavenge for food out of dumpsters.

In the later part of her life, she made it known that her brilliant, yet eccentric, grandfather did not leave a penny to her or anyone else in the family. Instead, after his death in 1955, his estate, including 75,000 papers and other items were willed to Hebrew University in Jeruselum.

The elder Einstein’s name and likeness draw annual earnings of $10 million, according to the 2010 Forbes magazine “Top Earning Dead Celebrities” list. He ranks eighth after Michael Jackson (1), Stieg Larsson (6) and Dr. Seuss (7).

All royalties go to the Israeli university for scholarships and research.

Just before her death this year, she fought Hebrew University for some of the estate’s profits.

“I’m outraged,” said Evelyn Einstein, who told CNN that she wanted the money to move into an assisted living facility. “It’s hard for me to believe they would treat the family the way they have, which has been abysmally.”


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Evelyn Einstein dead at 70 lived in poverty and squalor dispite her grandfathers fame and fortune
1 posted on 04/21/2011 9:40:38 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Crazy mofo.


2 posted on 04/21/2011 9:43:51 AM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: SeekAndFind
Working occassionally as a dog catcher, a cult deprogrammer and a police officer, Evelyn Einstein was destitute after her divorce. She was married for 13 years to eccentric professor Grover Krantz, a Washington State University anthropologist who attempted to prove Big Foot existed.

Was she related to the real Einstein or the Yahoo Serious version?

3 posted on 04/21/2011 9:44:01 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: SeekAndFind

All of which just goes to prove Albert was a smart guy.


4 posted on 04/21/2011 9:44:35 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: SeekAndFind

Gee, with a master’s degree in medieval literature, you’d think she could write her ticket to wealth. (Did she ever pay off her student loans?)


5 posted on 04/21/2011 9:44:41 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: SeekAndFind
master’s degree in medieval literature from Berkeley

I think I may see a root cause...

7 posted on 04/21/2011 9:45:01 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 819 of our national holiday from reality. - What 3 AM phone call?)
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To: SeekAndFind

He gave the money to a university? Well, I suppose it’s his money and he can do with it what he pleases, but why would he leave his family in squalor?

Perhaps we’re not getting the entire story here. If she was a dumpster diver, perhaps she was mentally ill or otherwise incapable of holding down a normal job?

There are many questions left unanswered here in my mind.


8 posted on 04/21/2011 9:45:05 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: SeekAndFind
the younger Einstein spoke four or five languages and earned a master’s degree in medieval literature from Berkeley, yet she lived in squalor.

Given her "education," that's no surprise.

9 posted on 04/21/2011 9:45:26 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: SeekAndFind

Well this woman never learned an important lesson, nobody owes you a living. She made poor choices in life and paid for it, tough.


10 posted on 04/21/2011 9:46:10 AM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s funny that she looks so much like him, considering that she was the adopted child of his natural son.


11 posted on 04/21/2011 9:47:27 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Sadly, the Fourth Estate has become the Fifth Column.)
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To: null and void

Granted, but still, the fact that he gave his money to a university rather than taking care of his family, only reflects the other things I have heard about him: He was an arrogant, heartless, and selfish SOB. In other words, a typical socialist.


12 posted on 04/21/2011 9:47:38 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Mitt Romney: He's from Harvard, and he's here to help.)
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To: SeekAndFind
the younger Einstein spoke four or five languages and earned a master’s degree in medieval literature from Berkeley, yet she lived in squalor...She was married for 13 years to eccentric professor Grover Krantz, a Washington State University anthropologist who attempted to prove Big Foot existed.

Hmm. Some bad life-choices may explain her predicament when she was living. Mayb there are thousands of jobs for people with medieval lit degrees that I don't know about?

13 posted on 04/21/2011 9:49:07 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: org.whodat

Hey, any day you get to take a shot at Jews is a good day, huh?!


14 posted on 04/21/2011 9:49:23 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: SeekAndFind

She was a highly educated and learned woman and yet she lived on the street and died in poverty. Sorry sister that was not your grandfather’s fault, it was yours.


15 posted on 04/21/2011 9:49:57 AM PDT by svcw (Non forgiveness is like holding a hot coal thinking the other person will be blistered)
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To: rarestia

I don’t think he left her in squalor...any more than my parents left me in squalor by not leaving me anything. I would think that degree in medieval literature from Berzerkely would be worth something.

It sounds like she just went downhill after marrying some other Ivory Tower genius.


16 posted on 04/21/2011 9:51:51 AM PDT by rlmorel (Capitalism is the Goose that lays The Golden Egg.)
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To: SeekAndFind
ONE: Don't plan your life around living off some relatives money unless they hire you to work for them.Especially if they were widely known to be eccentric.

TWO:Do expect that you will have to work at something in order to support yourself,especially if you are not a member of the heritary welfare class sponsored by the Democrats.

THREE :Don't expect to make a living doing something no one cares about.

Wonder what languages she spoke? Translators should be able to find some work.

17 posted on 04/21/2011 9:52:00 AM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: null and void
Not to mention her choice in men...

"She was married...to eccentric professor Grover Krantz...who attempted to prove Big Foot existed."

18 posted on 04/21/2011 9:52:04 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: SeekAndFind
grandfather did not leave a penny to her or anyone else in the family

So?? What does that have to do with it? Nothing. Your success in life does not depend on getting a windfall from a parent or grandparent. It is their money to use as they please. Not yours.

19 posted on 04/21/2011 9:53:08 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Thane_Banquo
He was an arrogant, heartless, and selfish SOB. In other words, a typical socialist.

nnooo! i wanted him to be as i imagined--the way Walter Matthau (sp) played him on the movie, "IQ." that was such a cute movie...

20 posted on 04/21/2011 9:53:15 AM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: subterfuge

Sounds like perhaps she should have read “Atlas Shrugged” rather than medieval literature...


21 posted on 04/21/2011 9:53:45 AM PDT by rlmorel (Capitalism is the Goose that lays The Golden Egg.)
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To: org.whodat

What a weird statement. No one is obligated to will anything to family. Einstein wanted his wealth to go to education and research, his right to do so.


22 posted on 04/21/2011 9:54:01 AM PDT by svcw (Non forgiveness is like holding a hot coal thinking the other person will be blistered)
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To: SeekAndFind

Einstein had two sons. One stayed in Switzerland with his mother (whom Einstein gave the proceeds from his Nobel Prize) and never amounted to much. He had mental problems. The other emigrated to California and became a professor of engineering at U.C. Berkley. He had three children, two by his first wife and they adopted a third, this one. She obviously had a great many advantages, but she lived in the shadow of greatness.


23 posted on 04/21/2011 9:54:50 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: hoosierham

LOL...I don’t know exactly why, but you post just made me laugh...perhaps the style was copied so accurately from those self-help things...

Great post!


24 posted on 04/21/2011 9:55:43 AM PDT by rlmorel (Capitalism is the Goose that lays The Golden Egg.)
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To: Thane_Banquo
Einstein's granddaughter. Adopted or not...he should have provided something. How many of us would relinguish our granddaughters to the streets if we had means.

Best guess is that she was not Jewish....and that's that!!

25 posted on 04/21/2011 9:55:59 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: thefactor

Wrong, common sense says someone should have reached out to this women, is not like they did not know her since she had made requests. It is obvious the woman had mental issues. The ones that failed to handle this properly are the ones you have issue with.


26 posted on 04/21/2011 9:56:05 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: rlmorel
I would think that degree in medieval literature from Berzerkely would be worth something.

You might actually be qualified as shift leader at McDonalds with that.

27 posted on 04/21/2011 9:56:16 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: SeekAndFind

A famous ancestor and $2 will get you a cup of coffee.


28 posted on 04/21/2011 9:56:46 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Irritating a libtard is fun, and requires very little imagination.)
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To: org.whodat
Jewish people sharing the wealth.

Got a problem with the JOOOZ? Sheesh.
29 posted on 04/21/2011 9:56:54 AM PDT by Tzfat
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To: SeekAndFind

Grandfather got a job as a patent clerk. Perhaps she should have just gotten a job also!

(Note the constant anti-semitic tone in the mainstream press today.)


30 posted on 04/21/2011 9:57:25 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: org.whodat

Einstein provided very well for his sons. He gave their mother the proceeds from his Nobel Prize, the equivalent of well over a million dollars today. Their mother bought some apartment buildings in Switzerland and should have been able to live a comfortable life. Her father was a professor at Berkeley and never sought support from his father.


31 posted on 04/21/2011 9:58:29 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: moehoward

Too bad her ex never caught bigfoot or she’d have had a lifetime’s supply of beef jerky.


32 posted on 04/21/2011 9:58:30 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Sacajaweau

What a strange thing to say. Einstein left nothing to any family member. He died in 1955, she was not in poverty at that time.
She was a highly educated woman and made really bad choices, that is her problem not his.


33 posted on 04/21/2011 9:58:48 AM PDT by svcw (Non forgiveness is like holding a hot coal thinking the other person will be blistered)
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To: GeronL

I shouldn’t have been drinking soda when I read your post...

If you have a degree in medieval literature, don’t you have to be goth, too? That would fit right in.


34 posted on 04/21/2011 10:00:37 AM PDT by rlmorel (Capitalism is the Goose that lays The Golden Egg.)
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To: org.whodat
There are destitute homeless crazy people all over the planet. And yes, some of them are related to rich people who are actually still alive!

Yet you blame the Jews for not helping this adopted grand daughter of a well known dead guy.

Something tells me that if you had a five minute conversation with this woman you wouldn't give her enough money for bus fare. I've offered to help many homeless people. It's part of my job. 90% of the time they have refused my help. They want to be there.

35 posted on 04/21/2011 10:01:50 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Tzfat
Wear your little feeling on your sleeve do you???

Next you will be telling me how unjust we are because pollard is in jail.

36 posted on 04/21/2011 10:02:39 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: rlmorel

The only thing anyone in my family has left me is the bills for their funerals....which I have gladly paid. Nevertheless. I have done quite well for myself.
My Hubby’s father has some money which he put in a trust. We don’t even know who the money is left to. Hubby always says....it is his money he can do what he wants with it.


37 posted on 04/21/2011 10:02:59 AM PDT by sheana
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To: org.whodat

I don’t understand your comment. Could you elaborate?


38 posted on 04/21/2011 10:06:52 AM PDT by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Working occassionally as a dog catcher, a cult deprogrammer and a police officer”

Hey the dogcatcher in my town makes about 75 K a year and has full benefits and a pension


39 posted on 04/21/2011 10:08:15 AM PDT by Paddyboy
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To: rlmorel

did she minor in Egyptian Pyramid Construction Theory??

1st century Roman vase-making techniques?

lol

real bankable education


40 posted on 04/21/2011 10:10:25 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: SeekAndFind

Another lib thinking they should be entitled to something they didn’t work for.


41 posted on 04/21/2011 10:12:27 AM PDT by Netizen
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To: iowamark
(Note the constant anti-semitic tone in the mainstream press today.)

The stench of it is on this thread as well.

42 posted on 04/21/2011 10:14:21 AM PDT by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: EternalVigilance
It’s funny that she looks so much like him, considering that she was the adopted child of his natural son.

I think she looks like Suzanne Vega.

43 posted on 04/21/2011 10:15:32 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: org.whodat
Next you will be telling me how unjust we are because pollard is in jail.

You need to have a conscious in order to be moral. I'm sorry your grandfather did not leave you one.

Einstein's granddaughter was 15 when he passed away. She was being well cared for at the time. How is it the "Joooooos" fault again?
44 posted on 04/21/2011 10:15:46 AM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: Paddyboy

RE: Hey the dogcatcher in my town makes about 75 K a year and has full benefits and a pension

Did he have a master’s degree in Medieval Literature? :)


45 posted on 04/21/2011 10:15:50 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: lonevoice

bttt


46 posted on 04/21/2011 10:16:12 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: org.whodat

Don’t bother answering. Reading the rest of the thread provided all the explantion needed. I have no interest in engaging in a conversation or dialogue with you about this. Or anything. Ever.


47 posted on 04/21/2011 10:18:09 AM PDT by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: rarestia

She graduated from Berkeley, of course she’s mentally ill.


48 posted on 04/21/2011 10:19:10 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: dead
I think she looks like Suzanne Vega.

Not having any idea who that was, I had to look it up. You're right.

49 posted on 04/21/2011 10:22:26 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Sadly, the Fourth Estate has become the Fifth Column.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Einstein had two sons.

He also had a daughter who was born before he and his first wife married and who was given up for adoption.

50 posted on 04/21/2011 10:23:00 AM PDT by wideminded
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