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87. To Pauline Einstein
Benzingen, Saturday. [9 August 1919]
Dear Mother,
After another three days’ sojourn in Zurich, which I spent very satisfactorily
with Albert, I departed Thursday, first to Habicht in Schaffhausen. It was high time
too, for Thursday evening the lioness came back to her
The trip was ex-
tremely tiring, so I can truly speak of luck that I was not affected by it. Here at the
it is as pretty as ever. It is only next Thursday that I shall be traveling back
with Fidelia and her young ones to
I hope the wonderful weather these
days is doing you good, so that the bad foot gets back to
Here we have
to count on spending the winter without
Just thinking about it makes you
almost turn into a chunk of ice.
Affectionate regards from your
Best wishes to Maja, Pauli, and the
88. To Pauline Einstein
[Berlin,] Saturday. [16 August 1919]
Dear Mother,
Yesterday I arrived here safely and met everyone, except for the
the best of health. The latter went to the sea for three weeks to recover. All three
were deeply concerned and made many inquiries about you; one can see that they
are very attached to
We all are very eager to have you live with
In the
meantime, though, be patient and enjoy the things that are available to you there,
also the nurse and Mrs.
to both of whom I send kind regards. It is a great
consolation for me to know that you are entrusted into the care of such good people.
My cordial regards also to the ever-busy and good-humored doctor, Fräulein
Tobler, especially since I did not properly take my leave of
At Brandhuber’s
it was extremely nice.[6] One is reminded a bit of the land of milk and honey over
there. I traveled with Fidelia and Inge, who mothered and daughtered me in the
friendliest way.[7] Here everything seems gradually to straighten itself out again;
peace slowly is bringing back normal conditions. I did not see my little boy any-
more; he was still staying in Rheinfelden.[8] But with Albert I spent another two
fine days, then one more evening at the Habicht home in Schaffhausen.[9]
Heartfelt greetings to you, Maja, and Pauli,[10] y[ours],
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