3 1 2 D O C U M E N T S 3 2 1 3 2 3 N O V E M B E R 1 9 2 8 I spent two weeks alone in an empty house near Berlin and lived like a wild animal.[2] That was great. The problem is going fine. It’s increasingly likely that somewhere I have hit the bull’s-eye. For my fiftieth birthday, I’m getting a hermit’s cottage on the Havel.[3] You’ll love it. There’s room for two. Nothing came of the family house—out of inertia.[4] You’re beginning to mother me, you dear rascal,[5] bless you (if you ever be- come a Papa with a gray mane). Kind regards also to Mama,[6] your Papa 321. To the No More War Movement[1] [Berlin,] 25 November 1928 In my view, the international effort to refuse any war activity is one of the most comforting phenomena of our time.[2] Every thinking, benevolent, and conscien- tious person must assume in peacetime the solemn and absolute duty never to par- ticipate, under any circumstances, in any warlike action or in direct or indirect support for such action.— Respectfully yours, 322. To Leo Kohn [Berlin,] 26 November 1928 = It’s all empty newspaper gossip[1] = Einstein + 323. To Max Born [?] 27 November 1928 Dear Born, Many thanks for your detailed letter[1] and the memo, which once again shows me Springer’s cleverness.[2] I promise you to maintain the strictest neutrality in the affair, which will be all the easier for me because I am not able and also have no desire to dig into the motives of these two men. But I can assure you of one thing:
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