D O C U M E N T S 9 0 , 9 1 M A R C H 1 9 2 2 1 9 1
[Vol. 7, Doc. 38]). The article also alleged that Hirschfeld had subsequently given the manuscript, in
return for 500 marks, to his son Kurt who ran a “wild” autograph business and in turn sold it for 3,000
marks to an antiquarian. The antiquarian then sold the manuscript for 5,000 marks. The publication
decried the fact that Hirschfeld’s son, rather than the needy students, had profited from the donation
(see Die Welt am Montag, 13 March 1922, Beilage). In his letter to Einstein, Hirschfeld assumed that
the article had appeared on Einstein’s behalf (“auf Ihre Veranlassung”) and claimed that he and his
son were innocent. His letter included a copy of a “correction” (“Berichtigung”) sent for publication
to the Welt am Montag, in which it was claimed that his son had only received 600 marks for the man-
uscript, of which he had deducted 100 marks to cover his own expenses (see Max Hirschfeld to the
editors of Welt am Montag, 14 March 1922 [43 906]).
90. To Paul Winteler and Maja Winteler-Einstein
[Berlin,] 17. III. 22
Lieber Pauli und liebe Schwester!
Mit Bestürzung habe ich aus der Karte
entnommen[1]
[…]
Ich gehe, am 28. III nach Paris, um am Collège de France einige Vorlesungen zu
halten und im Herbst nach Japan und China. Vielleicht nehme ich Else mit.
ATrL. [81 472]. Partial transcript in Pierre Speziali’s hand.
[1]Probably a reference to the news that Maja underwent two operations as a result of a boil on the
back of her head (see Doc. 83).
91. To Arnold Berliner
[Berlin, on or after 17 March
1922][1]
Lieber Herr Berliner.
Ich bin so fest eingespannt, daß ich garnicht daran denken kann, den gewünsch-
ten Bericht zu
schreiben.[2]
Dagegen hoffe ich, die Zeit zu erübrigen, den Warburg-
Artikel bald fertig zu
stellen.[3]
Ihre Absicht, Thirring oder Kopff mit der
Abfassung des Berichtes zu beauftragen, billige ich
durchaus.[4]
ADft. [7 012.1]. Written at the end of Abs. 114 in Ilse Einstein’s hand.
[1]Dated by the fact that it is a response to Abs. 114.
[2]Arnold Berliner (1862–1942) had asked Einstein to contribute a review of relativity theory for a
new companion series to the weekly Die Naturwissenschaften, which Berliner was to edit under the
title Ergebnisse der exakten Naturwissenschaften. According to Berliner, Einstein had previously
expressed himself “not entirely opposed” (“nicht ganz abgeneigt”) to the idea (see Abs. 114).
[3]See Einstein 1922l (Doc. 231).
[4]Hans Thirring; August Kopff (1882–1960) was Extraordinary Professor of Astronomy at the
University of Heidelberg. The second contribution in the first volume of the Ergebnisse is Thirring
1922b.
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