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Elisheva Velikovsky
Immanuel and Elisheva Velikovsky, together with John Holbrook (left) at their home in New Jersey in June 1968. (credit: Randall Hagador, details)

Elisheva Kramer (Elis Velikovsky) (b. July 27, 1895 d. June 24, 1983)[1] was the wife of Immanuel Velikovsky. They married on Apr. 15, 1923 in Berlin, Germany by Rabbi Munk. She was then a violin student. Her father was George Tuvia Kramer, a bookstore owner.[2][3] Later in the United States, she studied sculpture (see the Yale Scientific magazine cover) as a student of Oronzio Maldarelli at Columbia University, subsequently having work exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.[4] Her father was George Tuvia Kramer, who ran a Hebrew bookstore in Hamburg; her mother died when Elisheva was 19.[5] She is buried in the B'Nai Israel Memorial Park, New Jersey.[6]


  1. "In Memoriam: Elisheva Velikovsky", Kronos Vol. IX No. 1 (Fall 1983)
  2. Immanuel Velikovsky, Days and Years, "My Years in Berlin", unpublished
  3. Immanuel Velikovsky, "The Genesis of the Jerusalem Scripta" SIS Review Vol IV No 2/3 (Winter 1979/80)
  4. Ruth Velikovsky Sharon, "Elisheva Velikovsky Sculptress" retrieved from website on Nov 11, 2008
  5. "My Years in Berlin", Days and Years, unpublished. Online at the Velikovsky Archive.
  6. "Immanuel Velikovsky" at, retrieved 29 Oct 2013

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