D O C U M E N T S 4 6 6 , 4 6 7 J A N U A R Y 1 9 2 7 4 5 9 My family told me about the pleasant hours they spent with you.[6] I hope you have amicable recollections of that surprise attack in Japan.[7] I hear that our young friend Suzuki-san visited you. It would interest me very much to know your—real, not tainted by Japanese courtesy—judgment of the violin that he brought with him for you.[8] The elder Suzuki is a very interesting, genuinely Japanese gentleman of the old school.[9] Although he has been making the most un-Japanese of all instru- ments, the violin, for 40 years, he does not understand European music in the least and is [nevertheless] at the same time a very expert evaluator of a violin’s sound. In anticipation of your kind responses and with best compliments also to your wife,[10] I am sincerely yours, Leonor Michaelis 466. To Paul Ehrenfest [Berlin,] 27 January 1927 Dear Ehrenfest, I find your examination very nice[1] and think that Fermi’s theory has gained much plausibility because of it. Have you seen Debye’s notice in the “M. Wien is- sue” of the Annalen?[2] He shows there that by demagnetizing gadolinium sulfate one can achieve a substantial drop in temperature below hitherto attainable tem- peratures. Warm regards, your Einstein Albert has certified for his Diplom degree.[3] On Feb. 1st he’ll be taking up a po- sition in Dortmund.[4] He sends his regards, likewise the womenfolk.[5] 467. To Mileva Einstein-Mariü [Berlin, 27 January 1927] Adn has become a fine specimen, a real man who knows what he wants[1] (un- fortunately, also does what she[2] wants). I did not pester him much but did tell him with great seriousness my opinion about offspring.[3] Whether it will help, I don’t know, since he is not expressing himself. Warm regards to you and Tete from your Albert Tete’s military note gave me very great pleasure.[4]
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