4 5 2 D O C U M E N T 3 1 7 I N M E M O R I A M R A T H E N A U Published in Neue Rundschau 33 (1922): 815–816. [1]For Rathenau’s influence on Einstein, see, e.g., Doc. 69 and “On the Questionnaire Concerning the Right of National Self-Determination” (Vol. 6, Doc. 45a, in Vol. 7). For Einstein’s praise of Rath- enau and his works, see, e.g., Einstein to Paul Mamroth, 11 May 1917 (Vol. 8, Doc. 338) Einstein to Elsa Einstein, 4 July 1917 (Vol. 8, Doc. 359d, in Vol. 10) and Einstein to Pauline Einstein, 8 October 1918 (Vol. 8, Doc. 631). [2]For Einstein’s views on German Jews, see, e.g., “Assimilation and Anti-Semitism” and “Anti- Semitism. Defense through Knowledge” (Vol. 7, Docs. 34 and 35) and Einstein to Central Associa- tion of German Citizens of the Jewish Faith, 5 April 1920 (Vol. 9, Doc. 368). [3]Einstein, on several occasions, expressed his concern for what he perceived as the detrimental role played by academics in German politics and society. He particularly criticized contemporary German historians and philologists (see Einstein to Romain Rolland, 15 September 1915 [Vol. 8, Doc. 118]) for being “chauvinistic hotheads” (“chauvinistische Hitzköpfe” Einstein to Hendrik A. Lorentz, 2 August 1915 [Vol. 8, Doc. 103]), and, according to Romain Rolland’s recollections of Ein- stein’s comments, “delirious in their national passion” (“délirent de passions nationales” Rolland 1952, p. 512).
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