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Hans Eysenck and the Jewish question: Genealogical investigations

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posted on 15.06.2016 by Andrew M. Colman, Caren A. Frosch
We present evidence establishing that Hans Eysenck was half Jewish. He went out of his way to conceal this fact and to disavow his Jewish ancestry until the publication of his full-length autobiography in 1990, long after he retired, when he revealed that one of his grandparents was Jewish. Using specialized genealogical techniques and resources, we trace his Jewish maternal grandmother, who died in Theresienstadt concentration camp in 1944, and his Jewish maternal grandfather, who practised medicine in Königshütte and later in Berlin. We discuss Eysenck’s possible motives for disavowing his Jewish heritage for most of his life.

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Personality and Individual Differences, 2016, 103, pp. 195-199

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/Organisation/COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY/MBSP Non-Medical Departments/Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour

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Personality and Individual Differences

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Elsevier for International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID)

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1873-3549

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08/04/2016

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2016

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15/09/2018

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