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Now the situation has changed insofar as I have received an invitation to Japan with
adequate compensation for a planned sojourn of four weeks, namely two weeks in
Tokyo and two weeks in other university cities of
Japan.[2]
This would conse-
quently agree with my also coming to Peking for two weeks. I do not know if the
Japanese insist on my visiting Japan before China. However, I had intended to go
to Japan first because I think that the winter climate is milder in China than in Japan
and the period at my disposal for the Chinese and Japanese visit spans from about
the middle of November to the beginning of January. I cannot imagine at all how
the sequence of these two visits should be of any importance. Albeit, in having
made me the first suitable offer (2000 pound sterling and free accommodations for
me and my wife), the Japanese do in a certain sense have a moral right to priority,
just as you do by the circumstance of having invited me
first.[3]
In the eager hope of being able to reach an agreement with you to your complete
satisfaction and of being able to see the cradle of East Asian culture with my own
eyes, I am sincerely yours.
112. To Leo Jolowicz
Berlin, 25 March 1922
Esteemed Mr. Jolowitz,
The address of the gentleman I mentioned to you and with whom I already spoke
about the matter
is:[1]
Dr. J. Grommer, c/o Hamburger, 35 I Dankelmann St.,
Charlottenburg.[2]
It
would perhaps be appropriate if you would send him my earlier
manuscript.[3]
Your kind offer to donate literature from your publishing house to the library of
the University of Jerusalem appears to me to be of such importance that I do not
want to assume the decision about which works should be selected, just like that,
without first consulting with Prof. Löwe and
others.[4]
I shall gladly return to this
matter, however. I would not like to fail to express to you my deeply felt acknowl-
edgment of this magnanimous gesture toward the cause of Jewish culture.
In utmost respect.
113. To Arthur Nussbaum[1]
Berlin, 26 March 1922
Esteemed Professor,
Yesterday the brother of my best friend, Mr.
Besso,[2]
was here, for whose com-
pany, more spec[ifically], for whose branch in Romania, you are handling a com-
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