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55. From Wolfgang Hallgarten[1]
Heidelberg, 16 February 1922
Esteemed Professor Einstein,
In regard to the friendly letter from your
secretary,[2]
which came into our pos-
session only now because of the railroad
strike,[3]
we permit ourselves to inform
you in the enclosed of 16 cases of needy
students,[4]
for whom Prof. Lederer (polit-
ical economist) in Heidelberg, 28 Kepler
Street,[5]
and we can vouch as deserving
of support. We permit ourselves furthermore to forward to you in the near future a
program by our newly founded University League [Hochschulbund] (temporary
name: Republican Association of Independent Students), which is supposed to
span the whole of Germany, is currently already in contact with the Universities of
Freiburg, Leipzig, Cologne, Marburg, Münster, Berlin, Tübingen, and Heidelberg,
and is supposed to represent the democratic socialist pacifist orientation at these
universities. Information about this university league can also be provided to you,
aside from gentlemen, Professor Lederer and Priv. Coun. Thoma, Heidelberg, also
by Prof. Rosenheim (No. 3 Carmer Street, telephone 8033, Steinplatz, Berlin), who
is ready, as needed, to list the gentlemen who are interested in the cause and are
willing to provide financial
support.[6]
In utmost respect, very devotedly,
The management of the University League
“Republican Association of Independent Students”
by p[roxy], Hallgarten.
Heidelberg, 182 Haupt St.,
c/o Karl
Frank,[7]
56. From Paul Langevin
Paris
5th,
10b Boulevard de Port-Royal, 18 February 1922
My dear friend,
At its last meeting, the assembly of professors at the Collège de France decided,
at my proposal, to invite you to give this year’s series of Michonis Lectures held by
a foreign scholar in Paris each
year.[1]
We would be very happy if you would accept. Apart from the pleasure that I per-
sonally would have at seeing you here
again,[2]
I must impress upon you the fol-
lowing reasons of a general sort.
The interest of science wants a reestablishment of relations between German-
speaking scholars and us.
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