3 4 4 D O C U M E N T S 3 4 4 , 3 4 5 A U G U S T 1 9 2 6 [Smoking is a disgusting business. Pardon this proof!] That would be the greatest triumph of rel[ativity] th[eory]. Best regards from yours sincerely, A. Sommerfeld 344. “Protest Against the White Terror in Poland” [Einstein et. al. 1926e] Published 6 August 1926 In: Sächsiche Arbeiter Zeitung, 6 August 1926, Beilage, n. p. “Upon notice of the report by the Sejm [Lower House] Committee on the con- ditions in Polish prisons, the undersigned consider themselves compelled to join the publicly raised protests. From the standpoint of general humanitarian reasons, we expect a stop to the abuses divulged by the parliamentary proceedings and full amnesty for political prisoners.” 345. To Michele Besso [Montana Vermala,] Friday [6 August 1926] Dear Michele, I can well imagine that you cannot leave under these sad circumstances. From your telegram, which arrived in rather bad shape, I think that’s what I must gather. We have decided to go directly to Zurich now since the weather continues to be uncertain. In a best case scenario, we will still hike over the Furka Pass. We have abandoned Rawil. But we don’t know yet. I will be staying in Zurich at least until the 14th. If you want to, we can still meet somewhere between Zurich and Bern, e.g., in Aarau or Burgdorf, if you want to and are not otherwise coming to Zurich. In this case, write to me at Huttenstr. 62.