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I ask you please to discuss this with suitable individuals (e.g., perhaps with Mr.
Barclay)[3]
and keep me be informed about the result of these discussions in which-
ever form appears most suitable to you.
I feel compelled to assure you once again that I am very glad to have gotten to
know you and our other Parisian colleagues in the profession better and to have
encountered such a friendly reception from you.
With amicable regards, I am yours very sincerely.
170. To Hans Delbrück[1]
Berlin, 28 April 1922
Dear Colleague,
This evening I have to leave for a few
weeks[2]
but would not like to do so with-
out first briefly reporting about a conversation I had occasion to have in Paris with
Prof.
Aulard.[3]
Aulard gave me the impression of a man honestly concerned about
truth and an improvement in Franco-German relations. He is, however, like all the
others are—if only subconsciously—under the heavy influence of the prevailing
view there regarding the evaluation of political events. He seemed to harbor the bias
against you that you do not regard him as an individual but as a spokesman of a
political clique; but he was very willing to be persuaded by me of the inaccuracy of
this preconceived opinion. In this matter, as everywhere, accumulated distrust can
only be overcome by personal communication. I do believe, though, that your
debate with him did have a beneficial effect and it would be hoped that there will
be a more private continuation of your discussions. Only thus can mutual trust be
regained, which in my opinion is an indispensable precondition for a gradual res-
toration also in political relations.
With kind regards, yours very sincerely,
A. Einstein.
171. To Jacques Hadamard
Berlin, 28 April 1922
Dear Colleague,
It seems to me necessary to tell you that the notebooks of the League of Human
Rights still have not
arrived.[1]
I am very satisfied with my stay in Paris, happy to
have made the acquaintance of Parisian mathematicians and physicists, and hoping
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