D O C U M E N T 1 7 8 A P R I L 1 9 2 8 1 7 9 general intention, for my part, of helping German intellectual workers obtain the most effective representation on the relevant International Labor Office subcommittee.[4] I hope this puts an end to the annoyance brought about by my careless expres- sion.— I am writing a separate letter regarding the state of affairs of the representative to be sent. Respectfully yours 178. To the Central Committee of the Workers International Relief[1] [Berlin,] 26 April 1928 The oppression of national minorities is undoubtedly one of the worst phenom- ena in present-day Europe.[2] The fact that the League of Nations will not or cannot cope with this lamentable situation is probably one of the main reasons for the fact that the League of Nations has been able to earn trust to such a small extent.[3]— Against such mass phenomena, impotent protests by intellectuals are ineffectual or even ludicrous, especially since in protesting the protesters need risk nothing at all. For this reason, I cannot resolve to fulfill your request of 25 April.— Respectfully yours, 179. Message to the Jewish Students Congress in Paris [Einstein 1928m] Published 27 April 1928 In: Jewish Daily Bulletin, 27 April 1928, p. 3. [See documentary edition for English text.]
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