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astically supported by noted artists, and shows that such a movement is already in
the making among academic youth in Germany.
In utmost respect and looking forward to a sympathetic answer from you, I sign
on behalf of the yet to be founded “Student Association for the Cultural Arts at the
University of
Rudl. Lindemann
phil. stud.
121. From Max Planck
Grunewald, 4 October 1919
Dear Colleague,
I don’t know when I am going to have the opportunity to talk to you at leisure,
but I do know that I cannot postpone telling you until then how deeply and how
heartily pleased I was about the news contained in Lorentz’s
Thus the
intimate union between the beautiful, the true, and the real has once again proved
operative. You have already said many times that you personally never doubted the
result; but it is beneficial, nonetheless, if now this fact is indubitably established for
others as well. I very much look forward to meeting you again sometime under
more favorable conditions than in the bustle of the convention of the academic
We must then also discuss a few things about the points that were the sub-
ject of our
In the meantime, cordial greetings from your devoted
M. Planck.
122. To Paul Epstein
[Berlin,] 5 October 1919
Dear Mr. Epstein,
I was very pleased about your letter because the Zionist cause is very close to
my heart. It would be of great profit to this affair if you went
You can count
on my recommendation. You know how highly I value your accomplishments and
your abilities. Just yesterday, I directed the attention of a few gentlemen involved
in the organization to you.[2] At present, there are more urgent concerns than the
founding of a university, of course. But I shall, no doubt, when it gets that far, gain
influence in the shaping of these things and then will certainly think of you. I have
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