During the first six years of his life, Franz Kafka’s family moved five times. He had no opportunity to settle down in the microcosm of a neighbourhood. He was born the first of six children on 3 July 1883 in house No. I/27 on the corner of Kaprova and Maiselova Streets in the very centre of Prague’s Old Town and on the very edge of the one-time Jewish ghetto. The family moved for the first time during his mother’s second pregnancy when Franz was not yet two years old.