D O C U M E N T S 3 6 2 , 3 6 3 S E P T E M B E R 1 9 2 2 2 8 7 362. To Max Wertheimer Berlin, 18 September 1922 Dear Wertheimer, Your suggestion of Brinkmann is essentially acceptable,[1] but I would definitely prefer to have you there because I know you very much better. You would be there exclusively as my personal substitute this business has nothing to do with the Min- istry, officially. To what extent and whether you would like to or should inform the Ministry depends entirely on your decision. What is now taking place in Geneva is not a meeting of our Committee but a session of the Council of the League of Nations.[2] But it is possible that a meeting will take place in the late fall for about one week if not, then probably during the first quarter of next year. The fact that you are a Czechoslovakian and a Jew is completely insignificant it is already a nice gesture to the Ministry that I choose a substitute at all. With Brinkmann there is the complicating factor that he was employed (perhaps he still is) for many years in the Foreign Office. He cuts more of a figure as a diplomat than a scholar. The language difficulty is reduced in that Mme. Curie and the secretary of the Committee can speak German properly.[3] You do not need to present yourself actively at the meet- ings but can contact the individuals instead. Dear Wertheimer, write me point-blank, yes or no, hopefully yes and write me immediately on the same day that you receive this letter otherwise I am not going to be able to do anything anymore, because I am departing on the 29th of this mo. Cordial regards,[4] yours, A. Einstein. 363. From Max von Laue Leipzig, 18 September 1922 Dear Einstein, According to reliable news I received yesterday, events could be taking place in November that would make your presence in Europe in December desirable.[1] Do reconsider whether you want to travel to Japan anyway. Cordial regards, yours, M. Laue.
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