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Immanuel Velikovsky

Immanuel Velikovsky at the 1974 American Association for the Advancement of Science Conference in San Francisco
Born (1895-06-10)10 June 1895
Vitebsk, Russian Empire (in present-day Belarus)
Died 17 November 1979(1979-11-17) (aged 84)
Princeton, New Jersey

On the day I was born, or possibly on one of the following days, my father went on a walk in the forested hills and thought of a name for me. His first son was called Daniel, and Samuel in memory of one of his forefathers.
Immanuel Velikovsky
My father felt that his world of ideas was too liberal for traditional rabbinical teachings, and he looked for a chance to find a way in life.
Immanuel Velikovsky
My earliest memory is dreamlike: in a small orchard or garden I am carried on the arm, I believe, of my father; there was a group of grown-ups, my mother among them, and the group was slowly walking in the orchard, it seems toward the house.
Immanuel Velikovsky
When I was a child of six or seven my father would show me the chapter in the prophet Isaiah where the name Immanuel is found; more than once he spoke to me of the faith he put in me.
Immanuel Velikovsky
It is difficult to describe in short the enthusiasm and devotion provoked by and given to my research. We lived almost in poverty. I used pencils, two for a nickel, and could not buy a fountain pen, when I lost mine.
Immanuel Velikovsky
My first name – I have no middle name – was chosen by my father, as he told me, on that solitary walk in the forested hills. He selected it from a verse of the seventh chapter of Isaiah; there was no Immanuel among our ancestors known to him.
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