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particularly for the young Viennese physics
I do not need to empha-
size explicitly that for me personally it would be a very special pleasure to welcome
you as a guest in Vienna.
It probably goes without saying that you can avail yourself fully of me and my
time. I would be very pleased to arrange your Viennese stay as pleasantly as pos-
sible. At the same time I permit myself to ask you to be my guest during your stay
in Vienna , without however wanting to impose upon you in any way, as I do not
know your preferences in this regard. But you may rest assured that at my home
you would find all conveniences and that you would not be disturbed in any way.
You mentioned in your kind letter of 3 November that you are going to be in Switz-
erland at the beginning of next year for the conference that will be taking place
there regarding the organization of the university in Palestine and that you would
inform me of the precise date of this
Perhaps this trip could be linked with
the talk at our society in such a way that you could stop in Vienna on your way there
or back.
You would oblige me quite particularly if you would send me your—as I hope—
positive answer soon, because the Austro-German envoy in Berlin, Professor Ludo
Hartmann, is coming to Vienna in the middle of
whereupon I could
take the opportunity to discuss the essentials with my colleague Hartmann, so that
all the necessary formalities could be arranged for you. This can be done prelimi-
narily without any exact fixing of the precise date of the
Furthermore, I ask you please, in the assenting case, to write me well ahead of
time; delivery of mail takes very long and is unreliable. So I ask you please to send
Since the fall of this year, Prof. Anton Lampa has likewise been in
Vienna; he relinquished his chair in Prague and serves as the official for public ed-
ucation at the Austrian School
He too will be entirely at your dis-
posal and has entrusted me with his most cordial greetings to
In hope of your kind reply in the affirmative, I remain with my most cordial
greetings, yours,
197. From Erwin Freundlich
Neubabelsberg, Town Hall, 6 December 1919
Dear Mr. Einstein,
Please excuse me for reminding you to prepare an application that I receive a
cost-of-living bonus like the gentlemen at the other Kaiser Wilhelm
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