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glowing colors. Little gardens with views near synagogue. Magnificent fresco by
El Greco in small church (burial of a nobleman) is among the profoundest images
I have ever
Wonderful day.
7th. 12 o’clock audience with the King and Queen Mother. The latter demon-
strates her science. One notices that no one tells her what they think. The king, sim-
ple and worthy, I admire him for his manner. Afternoon, third university lecture;
devout public that could surely understand virtually nothing because the latest
problems were being discussed. In the evening, great reception at the German
envoy’s. Envoy & family magnificent, modest
Socializing as punishing
as always.
8th. Honorary doctorate. Truly Spanish speeches with associated Bengali fire.
Long but good in content by the envoy about Germano-Spanish relations; but in
genuine German. Nothing rhetorical. Evening Then visit with the techn. students.
Speeches and nothing but speeches, but meant well. Evening talk. Then music
making at Kuno’s. A professional (director of the conservatory) Poras played violin
9th. Excursion to mountains and Escorial. Glorious day. Evening reception in
the student residence with talks by Ortega and
10th. Prado (mainly looked at paintings by Vélasquez and El Greco). Good-bye
visits. Meal at the German envoy’s. Evening with Lina and the Ullmanns in primi-
tive little dancing
Merry evening.
11th. Prado (splendid masterpieces by Goya, Raphael, Fra
12th. Trip to
380. From Chaim Weizmann
London, W. C. 1, 77 Great Russell Street, 6 October 1922
Dear Professor Einstein,
I am sorry to trouble you again about The New Palestine, but I find the book is
now going to press. All the contributions, with the exception of two, have been
received, and I should be very grateful if you would be kind enough to give me
some idea when it would be possible for you to let me have
so that I may
inform the publishers. I need hardly say how much I appreciate your kindness in
With kind regards, yours very sincerely,
Ch. Weizmann
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