3 0 4 D O C U M E N T S 2 8 5 , 2 8 6 M A Y 1 9 2 6 285. To Chaim Weizmann [Berlin,] 15 May 1926 Dear Mr. Weizmann, I thank you very much for your detailed and clear lines[1] whose content coin- cides completely with my own information. It can only go well if a person with a scientific mind and managerial and psychological predisposition sits permanently in Palestine as the representative of the Board of Governors or the Board of Directors.[2] I don’t know how it will be possible to neutralize the fundamentally decent and well-meaning but narrow-minded and obstinate Magnes.[3] If, however, a superior, tactful representative of the Board of Directors were there, it might work. I have also heard that Fodor repulsed valuable younger people however, he seems, on the other hand, to also accomplishes good things.[4] We must try to ob- tain ¢him someone² a few more capable scientists as quickly as possible so the peo- ple mutually support and—restrict—each other. However, this can only happen with proper financial funding. I am also afraid that the very egotistical and domi- neering Ornstein wants to make the Physics Institute an annex of his sphere of in- fluence in Holland.[5] His scientific significance is much overrated among us. Until 10 July, I will definitely be in Berlin then I will quickly leave for Switzerland where I unfortunately have to attend meetings in Geneva during the last week of July. ¢Otherwise² At the beginning of August, I will be in the mountains with my son.[6] From roughly 20 August on, I will be back here. It is—I think—unnecessary for me to travel to Frankfurt for a meeting since I am now quite well informed and there is no difference of opinion between us.[7] The main thing will be that, by the next meeting of the Board of Governors, we have the person that we will put in place in Palestine for reorganization. Maybe we can do it without fatally injuring Magnes. I would prefer that, even though he has made serious mistakes in both form and substance.[8] Warm regards, your A. Einstein Friendly greetings to Kohn.[9] 286. To Heinrich Zangger [Berlin,] 15 May 1926 Dear Zangger, It is very good of you that you spoke with Albert, who grievously worries me. The burden on either side is far too heavy.[1] I told him not to write to me anymore or approach me before he has resolved this conflict. Thus, I haven’t heard from him
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