44 THE ETH Doc. 39 contains contemporary comments by Einstein about some of his teachers. Later, he recalled the "magischer Zauber" of Albert Heim's geology lectures, and regarded C. F. Geiser's (1843-1934) lectures on differential geometry as "wahre Meisterstücke pädagogischer Kunst." Einstein especially enjoyed H. F. Weber's physics lectures (see the editorial note Einstein as a Student of Physics, and His Notes on H. F. Weber's Course). The ETH administration maintained a Record and Grade Transcript (Matrikel) for each student. At the end of each semester, the student received a Transcript Excerpt (Matrikelauszug), listing courses and grades for the semester (not all courses were graded). A conference of all teachers in a section decided grades on the basis of an instructor's quarterly report. At the close of each school year, the decisions made at these teachers' conferences determined the advancement (Promotion) of each student. Upon leaving the ETH, a student received a Final Transcript (Abgangs-Zeugnis). Doc. 28 is the administra- tive file copy of Einstein's Record and Final Transcript, maintained as one document by the ETH. Completion of studies depended on passing an oral intermediate examination for the Diplom (Übergangsdiplomprüfung), which Einstein took in 1898 (see Doc. 42), and a final examination for the Diplom (Schlußdiplomprüfung), which included both an oral examination and a written thesis (Diplomarbeit) (see Doc. 67). Of the nine students in Einstein's fourth-year class, five took the final examination in July 1900 only two of them, Einstein and Maric, were physics students. Of the four students in Section VI A who passed the final examination, Einstein was the only one not to receive a position as Assistent to a professor at the ETH. He later recalled that his professors "mich wegen meiner Unabhängigkeit nicht liebten, mich umgingen, wenn sie Assistenten brauchten." Elsewhere, he stated more specifi- cally that "mir im letzten Moment eine Assistentenstelle nicht gegeben wurde, die mir in Aussicht gestellt worden war." This is presumably a reference to his attempt to secure a position as Assistent to Hurwitz in the fall of 1900 (see Docs. 77, 78).  See Einstein to Arnold Heim, 14 July 1952.  Einstein 1955, p. 146. Einstein added that they helped him later when he worked on the general theory of relativity.  See ETH Reglement 1873, pp. 32-34, and ETH Reglement 1899, pp. 23-24. The teachers' conference submitted recommended grades to the ETH administration.  See ETH Reglement 1873, pp. 21-22, and ETH Reglement 1899, pp. 11-12.  His copy of the Final Transcript is in the Einstein Archive.  See ETH Regulativ 1892, pp. 14-18.  See Doc. 67, and the ETH Programm 1900b, which contains class lists for the pre- vious year.  Einstein 1934, p. 33.  Einstein to Carl Seelig, 22 February 1952. His sister states that such a position for him had been "sogar von zwei Seiten in Aussicht gestellt" (Winteler-Einstein 1924, p. 21).