5 6 4 D O C . 3 7 9 T R A V E L D I A R Y [11]Through the Suez Canal. [12]Presumably the Great Bitter Lake, the saltwater lake between the northern and southern parts of the Suez Canal. [13]A mountain in the Swiss Plateau mountain range, on the outskirts of Zurich. [14]In a memorandum, Miyake recalled that Einstein believed he might have colon cancer. How- ever, Miyake reassured Einstein that this was not the case (see Kaneko 1981, vol. 1, p. 178). [15]Cape Guardafui on the Horn of Africa. [16]Hayari Miyake. [17]Compare p. [51v] of Doc. 418 and its note 4. [18]Possibly the Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara Temple, the foremost Buddhist temple in the vicinity of Colombo. [19]Probably the Pettah district in Colombo. [20]Emperor Yoshihito (1879–1926), who reigned during the Taisho era from 1912 to 1926. The menu of the banquet in honor of the emperor is available [36 454]. [21]“Banzai” is a traditional Japanese exclamation meaning “long life.” The Japanese national anthem was “Kimigayo” (“The Emperor’s Reign”). [22]This was a performance of joruri or gidayu, a traditional Japanese dramatic narrative chanted to the accompaniment of the samisen, a string instrument. [23]Shin (Noboru) Sakuma (1893–1987), third secretary at the Japanese Embassy in Berlin. He had arranged the meeting between Einstein and Kôshin Murobuse in Berlin in September 1921 (see Kaneko 1981, vol. 1, p. 63). [24]Alfred Montor (1878–1950), a diamond merchant. Anna Montor (1886–1945), Max Montor (1872–1934) see the Straits Times, 3 November 1922. [25]Weizmann telegraphed the Singapore Zionist Society in mid-October to request a reception for the Einsteins in Singapore at which funds for the Hebrew University were to be raised. Weizmann requested that Einstein be informed by cable upon his arrival in Colombo of the planned reception (see Chaim Weizmann to Singapore Zionist Society, 12 October 1922 [IsRWW], and Chaim Weiz- mann to Manasseh Meyer, 12 October 1922 [IsJCZA, Z4/2685]). The society cabled Einstein and held a meeting at Manasseh Meyer’s home on 21 October to plan for the reception (see [C. R. Gins- burg], Singapore Zionist Society to Israel Cohen, Zionist Organisation, London, 9 November 1922 [IsJCZA, Z4/2685]). [26]The address of the Jewish community read by Montor was written by D. Kitovitz (see [C. R. Ginsburg], Singapore Zionist Society to Israel Cohen, Zionist Organisation, London, 9 November 1922 [IsJCZA, Z4/2685]). Montor welcomed Einstein on behalf of the Jewish community, praised his contributions to science, and expressed the wish that he take up the directorship of the Hebrew Uni- versity. Einstein’s speech was greeted with cheers. For the entire text of Montor’s speech, see the Straits Times, 3 November 1922. For the text of Einstein’s speech, see Appendix D. [27]Manasseh Meyer (1846–1930) was the leader of the Singapore Jewish community and a prom- inent philanthropist. Croesus, ancient King of Lydia, was renowned for his legendary wealth. The Chesed El Synagogue was built on the grounds of Meyer’s residence in 1905. [28]The reception took place at 5 P.M. at Belle Vue, Oxley Rise in Singapore. At the event, “[a]ll communities and creeds were represented.” Some three hundred guests attended the gathering, including leading members of the Jewish community and the Anglican bishop (see the Straits Times, 31 October and 3 November 1922, and Israel’s Messenger, 1 December 1922). [29]Hendrik A. Lorentz. [30]Mozelle Nissim (1873–1975). This is a reference to the saying “Beauty is the oldest nobility in nature” (“Schönheit ist der älteste Adel in der Natur!”), which originated in Kotzebue 1792, p. 59. [31]See Illustration 8. [32]The press reported that the banquet was attended by forty guests and hosted by Mozelle Nissim at the Meyer mansion (see Israel’s Messenger, 1 December 1922). The guests were entertained by Braddon’s orchestra (see the Straits Times, 3 November 1922). Charles James Ferguson-Davie (1872– 1963), the Anglican bishop of Singapore. [33]A week following Einstein’s visit, C. R. Ginsburg, the honorary secretary of the Singapore Zionist Society, informed the Zionist Organisation in London that Meyer had donated 500 pounds
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