D O C . 3 7 9 T R A V E L D I A R Y 5 7 5 [179]The SS Haruna Maru, owned by the Nippon Yusen Kaisha shipping company, departed at 3 P.M. from Moji port (see Governor of Fukuoka Prefecture to Minister of Diplomacy, 6 January 1923 [JTDRO, Diplomatic R/]). In his farewell message to Japan, Einstein expressed his grati- tude for the welcome he had received and stated that he was most deeply impressed by the realization that “there exists a nation which still preserves the graceful artistic tradition and such beauty of minds with such simplicity” (“Imamonao kon-nani yubina geijutsuteki dento wo mochi, anoyona kantansa to kokoro no utsukushisa towo sonaeteiru hitotsuno kokumin ga sonzai shiteiru” see Fukuoka Nichinichi Shinbun [29?] December 1922: 2). Tsutomu Kuwaki (1913–2000). Hayari Miyake. Watanabe and Sonta Nagai from the Mitsui-Bussan Co. (see Fukuoka Nichinichi Shinbun, 30 Decem- ber 1922). [180]Poem by Bansui Tsuchii, “An den grossen Einstein” (see Abs. 486). [181]See Doc. 433, note 3. [182]A reference to the theories of Hermann Weyl (Weyl 1918a) and Arthur Stanley Eddington (Eddington 1920). [183]For the letters to Sanehiko Yamamoto and his wife, Yoshi, see Docs. 413 and 414. For the letter to Bansui Tsuchii, see Doc. 411. Anne Berliner. [184]R. de Jonge, an engineer. The Einsteins lodged at the home of S. Gatton at 9 Dumer Road (see Min Guo Ri Bao, 28 December 1922, and China Press, 30 December 1922). [185]The reception was organized by the Shanghai Jewish Communal Association (see China Press, 31 December 1922). For Einstein’s speech, see Appendix F. Speeches were also delivered by Rabbi W. Hirsch and D. M. David, the president of the Jewish Communal Association (see China Press, 3 January 1923). [186]The discussion on relativity was held at the Shanghai Municipal Committee at 6 P.M. by invi- tation only. It was hosted by the Young Men’s Hebrew Association and the Quest Society. It was pre- sided over by its chairman, Herbert Chatley (1885–1955), a civil engineer, and he was assisted by Rabbi Hirsch and De Jonge (who acted as interpreter). The event was held in the form of a question- and-answer session. Notable questions were asked about the Michelson-Morley experiment, the recent eclipse expedition to Australia, and the obscuration of Jupiter’s satellites. It was attended by three to four hundred Westerners and only four or five Chinese, among them Junmou Zhang, who asked Einstein about the “psychic research” of Oliver Lodge, which Einstein dismissed as “not seri- ous” (see Min Guo Ri Bao, 28 December 1922 and 3 January 1923, and China Press, 30 and 31 December 1922 and 3 January 1923). [187]See Eddington 1921a. [188]The French consul-general was Ulysse-Raphaël Réau (1872–?). [189]See Doc. 417 and its note 1. [190]See Docs. 420 and 421. An envelope to Planck is available [2 096]. [191]Alfred Montor. Joan Voûte. Einstein presumably telegraphed and wrote to Voûte to inform him that he would not be arriving in Java, contrary to his original plan (see Doc. 193). As of early Decem- ber, he had still apparently intended to travel to Java: Elsa Einstein told a relative that they would be embarking on the voyage to Java on 26 December (see Elsa Einstein to Jenny Einstein, 9 December 1922 [75 226]). [192]Abraham Frankel, a Jewish businessman in Singapore, and his wife, Rosa. [193]Manasseh Meyer. Mozelle Nissim. Even though Einstein was to be involved in additional fund- raising for the Hebrew University on his return trip to Singapore, the Singapore Zionist Society decided to scale back the plans. They informed the Zionist Organisation in London that “it was not thought advisable to approach the community for further donations for the University, in view of the recent collections, and also in view of the further appeal that will be made next week by Mrs. Caroline Greenfield for her Hospital work. (Hadasah)” (see C. R. Ginsburg to Israel Cohen, 12 January 1923 [IsJCZA, Z4/2685]). [194]Negombo lies 37 kilometers north of Colombo. [195]Carl Hagenbeck (1844–1913) was a dealer in wild animals who founded a private zoo in Hamburg. [196]See Doc. 425 and its note 17. [197]Troops from France and Belgium had marched into the Ruhr district on 11 January 1923. The
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