2 2 6 D O C U M E N T S 2 1 4 , 2 1 5 M A R C H 1 9 2 6 Perhaps Magnes’s letter and my response[6] should be sent to the members of the Board of Governors so they are able to ponder the situation. Kind regards, your A. Einstein Copy of the letter to Magnes is enclosed.[7] 214. To Judah L. Magnes Berlin, 6 March 1926 Dear Mr. Magnes, I was and continue to be very astonished by your letter of 14 January of this year.[1] You refused—albeit politely—to withdraw the version of the minutes that was sent, and that you were not authorized to send. With regard to content, your modifications contradict decisions made in Munich.[2] Under these circumstances, I consider it futile to continue to deal with you. I must put the decision to the Board of Governors as a whole. For the time being, I insist only that the payment to Mr. Amira as of 1 May 1925 be delivered immediately, if that has not already taken place.[3] Respectfully yours, A. Einstein 215. To Hedwig Born [Berlin,] 7 March 1926 Dear Mrs. Born, Your note was truly delightful. Tummy issues, but head held high and free only strong people can achieve that.[1] However, it must have been magnificent to make the trip with your husband. For he had much to give, and receiving is also great when it is in equilibrium with the giving. The Heisenberg-Born ideas are keeping everyone breathless, the reflection and thinking of all theoretically interested people.[2] In place of dull resignation, a unique tension has taken hold in us sluggish people. You experience only the psychological part of it all, but probably much more purely than those clinging to the subject matter. However, for now the main thing is that you get completely well again, that you run around again happily under the awakening sun and can continue to live freely. I know from experience how one becomes well: Be like a plant for a while and vegetate peacefully and
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