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Ministry of Economics is working on further measures, but
the Office of Foreign Affairs does not know about a final
decision on plans about an embargo on exports. Provenance:
IsJHU. [43 421, 43 421.1].
March 12 1-page TLS to KWIP board of trustees. Requests transfer of
500 M to the account of Walter Steubing and Heinz Kirsch-
baum. Provenance: GyBP, I. Abt., Rep. 1A, Nr. 1657.
1-page TLS from Vieweg publishing house. Forwards a let-
ter from E. Hahn, Strassbourg (apparently a request for per-
mission for a French translation). Admonishes Einstein not
to set too high a remuneration for it—proposes 25–30 cents
or 10% of the store price—because in France the aversion to
everything German is far stronger than in other Allied coun-
tries. Half of the 7th edition of Einstein 1917a (Vol. 6,
Doc. 42) has been sold, so they are considering an 8th edi-
tion. Provenance: IsJHU. [42 031].
A circular for the Einstein-Spende. The term “Spende” was
changed to “Stiftung” sometime during 1920. Hentschel
1997, p. 99.
March 13 Kapp Putsch in Berlin. A rebellion of the Ehrhardt naval bri-
gade, opposed to the dissolution of the Freikorps and the
reduction of the military ranks in accordance with the stipu-
lations of the Treaty of Versailles, installs a military regime
and Wolfgang Kapp as chancellor.
March 14 Largest general strike on record takes place in Germany.
Ebert–Bauer cabinet takes refuge in Dresden, then Stuttgart.
March 16 1- page TLC to Vieweg publishing house. Informs that he
gave his preliminary consent for a French translation to
Jeanne Rouvière and communicated their terms. Attaches a
corrected copy of Einstein 1917a (Vol. 6, Doc. 42) for its
8th edition. Provenance: IsJHU. [42 032].
March 17 Military coup fails, Kapp resigns as chancellor.
2-page ALS from Anna Treumann in Vienna. Expresses her
sympathies on Pauline Einstein’s death. Provenance: IsJHU.
March 21 AKS (photo of Galileo’s house) with greetings from
L. Olschki in Arcetri. Provenance: IsJHU. [44 621].