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, 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. 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. 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, 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. Do reconsider whether you want to travel to Japan anyway. Cordial regards, yours, M. Laue.