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Kracauer, Siegfried (08 February 1889–26 November 1966), social scientist and author, was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, the son of Adolph Kracauer, a businessman, and Rosette Oppenheimer. After the early death of his father, he was brought up by his uncle Isidor Kracauer, a prominent historian of the Frankfurt Jewish community. Siegfried studied architecture, philosophy, and sociology at various polytechnic schools and universities in Munich and Berlin from 1908 to 1914. In 1915 he earned his doctorate in engineering from Berlin Polytechnic Institute....