Milieu einer Kindheit: Kindheit, Aetheraufsatz und Revolution
Max Talmud is a medical student who enjoys a free dinner once a week with the Einstein family according to Jewish custom. He is somewhat of an intellectual father figure for the young Einstein.
The stimulating lectures on popular scientific books such as Aaron Bernstein’s Naturwissenschaftliche Volksbücher or Alexander von Humbolt’s Kosmos soon “convinces Einstein that much in the Bible cannot be true,” while motivating his interest in physical matters.
This also gives him a first and lasting impression of the international spirit of science and its ideological and social influences.