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Einstein and his sister, Maja. In a childhood quarrel, he hurled a bowling ball at her. Once, he tried to hit her on the head with a toy trowel. "It is doubtless evident," she wrote later, "that a healthy skull is a necessity for the sister of a thinker."

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Albert Einstein (five years old) and his sister Maja (three years old), Leo Baeck Institute, F 5331D.