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Joan Rothman Brill presents the life story and 1918 marriage diary of her parents, David and Ruth Samuel Rothman. David Rothman was forced to leave school after the eighth grade in order to help support his family. However his thirst for knowledge and self-study led to his friendship with an icon who changed man’s concept of the universe. David Rothman relates, through taped reminiscences, his word-for-word intellectual discussions and musical evenings with Dr. Albert Einstein.

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My great grandfather gave Einstein violin lessons(r/pics)

The guy standing next to him is David Rothman. David Rothman owned a department store in Southold (which is still there) and that’s almost certainly where the sandal incident happened.

Rothman and Einstein were in an informal quartet together. Milton Samuel, your relative, was the viola player.

P.S. On that occasion, they only had women’s sandals in stock and Einstein bought them and wore them all summer. You can see him sporting them in the two photos in the link!

P.P.S. Here is a book about those times.

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Joan Brill

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