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73. To Hans Mühsam and Betty Neumann[1]
[Kiel,] 2 July 1923
Dear Dr.,
I approve of everything, particularly also all the
You will have to
hold the talk in the microbiol. association in your own name, though; please excuse
my absence to those
It is magnificent here and relaxing. On Sunday it’s
onward from here via Copenhagen by ship to
Thus I unfortunately
cannot easily visit your nice
But postponed doesn’t mean can-
celed. I can’t even write him now because I don’t have his address here. We are do-
ing the experiment on the diffusion of polarization
There is also much of
interest here besides that.
Cordial regards from your
A. Einstein
to all of you.
Dear Miss Neumann,
I was very pleased about your nice note. When I come back, you’ll sweeten my
paper battle
In the interim, cordial regards, yours,
A. Einstein.
74. To Max von Laue[1]
[Kiel,] 3 July 1923
Dear Laue,
I shall be happy to come to Bonn to the Sci[entific] Convention if I myself don’t
have to step onto the
I actually don’t quite grasp your group’s viewpoint,
because I think that the military lazybones up there who are patriotic parasites
won’t be particularly interested in
But it can’t do much harm, either. If I do
have a hope, it’s just that an intellectual Europe of tomorrow will smile with pity
upon today’s pettiness—without any distinction of nationality.
In the meantime, best regards, yours,
A. Einstein.
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