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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
Berlin,”[3]
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
telegram.[1]
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
cartel.[2]
We must then also discuss a few things about the points that were the sub-
ject of our
correspondence.[3]
In the meantime, cordial greetings from your devoted
servant,
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
there.[1]
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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