D O C U M E N T S 3 0 9 , 3 1 0 J U L Y 1 9 2 2 2 3 9 Mr. Dember is not familiar to me from his papers [2] if you have them sent to me, I shall be happy to evaluate them. Mr. Gans in La Plata is, in my opinion, one of the most prominent and versatile German physicists.[3] He conducted theoretical and experimental research under difficult conditions in entirely unscientific surround- ings mainly in the field of magnetism. Other excellent German experimental phys- icists I would also like to name are Wagner in Munich[4] (precision measurements on x-rays) and Füchtbauer in Tübingen,[5] who to my knowledge still have no pro- fessorships. Pardon the brevity owing to my oppressive load of correspondence and kind regards to you from your. 309. To Gilbert Murray Berlin, 25 July 1922 Highly esteemed Mr. Murray, I thoroughly appreciate the reasons you indicated. However, even if elected members from the various countries were not viewed as direct representatives of their countries, they still must act as psychological links between the Committee and the individual countries.[1] Now, my situation is, as I already wrote in the last letter,[2] that through my Swiss citizenship, my activities in Jewish affairs and my Jewish nationality in general, and because of earlier political statements, I am being regarded by the guild of local intellectuals as so alien that one absolutely could not feel that Germany was being represented de facto on the Committee. This alien- ation goes so far that it even made me feel obliged to cancel a talk already arranged for the centennial jubilee of the German scientists’ association in Leipzig.[3] Under such conditions, apart from the already mentioned objective reasons, it is under- standable from my personal perspective that I do not feel like accepting the role envisioned for me, which is, after all, naturally perceived as a kind of representation of German intellectuals. Hoping that you comprehend and grant me my point of view, I am, in utmost respect, very sincerely yours. 310. From George Jaffé Leipzig, 26 Ferd. Rhode Str. III, 26 July 1922 Highly esteemed Professor, First of all I would most heartily like to thank you for having taken the trouble to study both my manuscripts and to refute my consideration so thoroughly. Now, afterwards,[1] I most acutely regret having imposed upon your time so inordinately.
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