3 1 6 D O C U M E N T 1 9 5 J A N U A R Y 1 9 2 4
feierliche Eroeffnung der ersten Institute im naechsten Sommer oder Herbst wird
stattfinden koennen, und wir hoffen sehr darauf, dass Sie an diesem Akte persoen-
lich teilnehmen werden.
Mit dem Ausdrucke ausgezeichneter Hochachtung
M. D. Eder
TLS. [36 869]. Written on letterhead “The Zionist Organisation. Central Office.” “Beantw. am 12. II.
24” is added in Ilse Einstein’s hand.
[1]Eder (1865–1936) was a British physician, psychoanalyst, and head of the Zionist Organisa-
tion’s Committee on the Hebrew University.
[2]Einstein had expressed his opinion on the role of the planned board of governors as early as 1921
(see Einstein to Solomon Rosenbloom, 27 April 1921 [Vol. 12, Doc. 127]).
[3]Leonard Ornstein.
[4]Institutes of Jewish Studies, Chemistry, and Microbiology were planned (see Lavsky 2000,
pp. 138 and 148),
[5]Ahad Ha’am (1856–1927) was a journalist, philosopher, founder of cultural Zionism; Chaim
Weizmann; James Armand de Rothschild (1878–1957) was a British politician and philanthropist;
Edmond James de Rothschild; Lionel W. Rothschild (1868–1937) was a British banker and zoologist.
[6]The American Jewish Physicians Committee (AJPC).
[7]The Institute of Microbiology was planned as the first stage in the establishment of a faculty of
medicine. Einstein had raised funds for the planned medical faculty on behalf of the AJPC during his
tour of the United States (see Lavsky 2000, p. 135, and Vol. 12, Introduction, pp. xxxiii–xxxiv).
[8]The Paris Committee on the planned Institute of Jewish Studies was headed by the French chief
rabbi Israël Lévi. The majority of its members initially wanted the institute to be subject to an ortho-
dox rabbinical institution (see Lavsky 2000, p. 146).
[9]Einstein had been informed of this donation in September 1922 (see Heinrich Loewe to Einstein,
24 September 1922 [Vol. 13, Abs. 418]).
[10]Ignaz Goldziher (1850–1921) was Professor of Oriental Studies at the University of Budapest.
[11]David Günzburg (1857–1910) was an orientalist and a leader of the Jewish community in Petro-
grad. His library, which was considered one of the most valuable collections of Judaica, had remained
in the Soviet Union despite being purchased by the Zionist Organization in 1917 for 500,000 rubles
(see The Sentinel, 7 September 1917). Einstein had appealed to the Soviet government for its release
in June 1923 (see Chaim Weizmann to Einstein, 30 June 1922 [Vol. 13, Doc. 256], and Abs. 94). Otto
Warburg.
195. To Betty Neumann
[Berlin,] 11. I. 24.
Liebste Betty!
Gestern erzählten mir Onkel und Tante Hans, dass Du nun schon wieder ge-
schieden
bist.[1]
Du wirst erleichtert aufatmen und ich thue es mit Dir. Du bist da
hineingesprungen wie der Frosch ins Wasser. Liebe Betty, verlass Dich auf Onkel
Hans und Tante Minna, die Dich wirklich lieb haben. Sie werden Dich schon den
guten Weg führen. O Betty, wenn ich nicht eingekeilt wäre, wie ich es bin, dann
brauchten sie nicht lang zu suchen! Ich wär schon glücklich, wenn ich Dich irgend-
wie in meiner Nähe wüsste und manchmal Dein liebes Lächeln sehen dürfte. Aber
das Schicksal ist erbarmungslos auch gegen die Vielbeneideten, wie ich einer bin!
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