D O C U M E N T S 2 1 1 , 2 1 2 J U N E 1 9 2 2 1 7 7 210. From Maja Winteler-Einstein Florence-Colonnata, Via Strozzi 5, 31 May 1922. [Not selected for translation.] 211. To Friedrich Heilbron[1] Berlin, 1 June 1922 Esteemed Ministerial Department Director, With courteous reference to your letter of the 5th of last mo.,[2] I have the honor of informing you of the following. Only after repeated urgings on the part of my colleague Planck and long hesitation did I accept the talk at the Scientists’ Conven- tion, which prevents me from leaving on the solar eclipse voyage to Batavia.[3] If I were to retract, great annoyance would result, especially considering that a certain latent tension already exists even so between me and some leading German physi- cists, which clearly manifested itself in certain events at the Scientists’ Convention in [Bad] Nauheim.[4] In the interest of good relations with my local colleagues, I must therefore avoid a cancellation of my talk. In view of the most commendable way in which the Dutch made the German solar eclipse expedition possible and promoted it in every way,[5] I find it hard to decline but under the prevailing cir- cumstances, unfortunately, no other choice remains to me. In expression of my exceptional respect, A. Einstein. 212. To Humboldt-Film-Gesellschaft Berlin, 1 June 1922 Dear Sir, Recently I have been receiving a number of letters that are all based on the mis- understanding that I had somehow participated in the film being shown by you about relativity theory.[1] The reason is that the film was named “Einstein Film” instead of “Relativity Film.” I would herewith like to urge you to do me the favor of choosing a title for your film that excludes such mistakes in future.[2] In great respect.
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