Biela Rachel Velikovsky (Neé Grodensky) (b. About 1860, Grodno, Lithuania. d. March 3, 1928 Palestine) was Immanuel Velikovsky's mother, and wife of Simon Velikovsky, marrying on 15 March 1885. She spoke several languages, and ".. had always prodded Immanuel to get a proper education, to become a doctor, to specialize,"
- "Immanuel Velikovsky was born the youngest of three sons, in the provincial capital of Vitebsk (formerly Polotsk), on 10 June 1895, a year before the seventieth anniversary of the Velizh Geserah. The maiden name of his mother, Beila Grodensky, appears also to be of municipal extraction: Grodno (from the Russian for "town") was a district of Lithuania which the Czar annexed in 1795."
Velikovsky's daughter, Ruth Sharon, thinks her grandmother may have suffered from Alzheimer's, dying from a stroke in March 1928 in Palestine.
- ↑ Latter-day Saints Church Record
- ↑ Latter-day Saints Church Marriage Record
- ↑ SIS Newsletter 1 (April 1975), reprinted from Yale Scientific Magazine
- ↑ Duane Vorhees, "The Early Years: Part Two", Aeon III:1 (Nov 1992)
- ↑ Bronson Feldman, "Freud and Velikovsky Part II", Catastrophism and Ancient History IV:1 (Jan 1982)
- ↑ Book Shelf: Aba: The Glory and the Torment: The Life of Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky by Ruth Velikovsky Sharon, reviewed by Duane Vorhees, in Aeon IV:4 (Apr 1996)