On November 18 in 1881 Maja was born in Munich. Her Jewish parents, Hermann Einstein and Pauline Einstein (née Koch), had moved from Ulm to Munich in June 1880 with their two-year-old son Albert. There Hermann and his brother Jakob had founded the electrical engineering company Einstein & Cie. When little Albert saw his sister for the first time he thought she was a kind of toy and asked: “Yes, but where does it have its small wheels?” Maja and her brother Albert got along very well all their lives.Albert was a very good friend to his sister all their lives.

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