D O C U M E N T S 1 2 2 , 1 2 3 M A R C H 1 9 2 2 1 2 3 121. From Wilhelm Mayer-Kaufbeuren[1] Paris, 28 March 1922. [Not selected for translation.] 122. To Elsa Einstein Wednesday morning. [Paris, 29 March 1922][1] Dear Elsa, The trip went very smoothly and proceeded according to schedule. In Liège, where we had a 2-hour stopover, I sauntered around for hours with the man who wanted to travel with me. At the French border Langevin and Nordmann were there to pick me up (5 hours away from Paris).[2] That is touching hospitality! Arrived in Paris, a police officer informed us in the train that a crowd of journalists was wait- ing for me. But we crossed over countless prohibited tracks through a small exit out of the train station and escaped completely unnoticed to my abode, a modest, nice room on the 5th story of a building on Humboldt Street.[3] But all of you shouldn’t write me here so that my hiding place remains undiscovered. The men didn’t find my written interview practical they are writing another. The business will go well, all right. Besides these two men and the maid I haven’t seen anyone yet but am writ- ing just after getting up. This letter costs 17 marks postage in consideration of this I’m not going to write very often but I’m sending this first one off right away so that all of you know that after arriving in Paris I still exist, happy and in good spirits. Warm regards, yours, Albert. Be careful with Dr. M.: Love him but (otherwise) don’t let him get away with any- thing. 123. To Elsa Einstein Friday evening. [Paris, 31 March 1922] Dear Else, Today I gave my first lecture—my only one, as all the rest are discussions.[1] The whole of next week is garnished with commitments. Life in this small apartment is splendid. A friend of Langevin’s, Mr. Malfitano,[2] ceded it to me and is staying with Langevin. I am being splendidly regaled, as never before in my entire life. A
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