3 5 4 D O C U M E N T S 3 7 2 , 3 7 3 J A N U A R Y 1 9 2 9 372. To International Education Board [Berlin,] 16 January 1929 I would like to take the liberty of supporting most warmly Dr. IInfeld’s application.[1] Through repeated scientific correspondence with Dr. Infeld, I know in particular that he has a thorough training in theoretical physics and also has his own ideas. I would like all the more to support Dr. Infeld’s application because the condi- tions for his development in Warsaw are unfavorable under the prevailing circum- stances there.[2] Respectfully yours, 373. To Karl Kerkhof [1] [Berlin,] 16 January 1929 Dear Mr. Kerkhof, It is already unpleasant enough that all these foolish articles about my theory have appeared. The babble might have arisen from the fact that in my joy at having finally reached a goal I had long sought to realize, I may have alluded to it in speak- ing with one or another of my friends.[2] Thus a rumor emerged and was echoed in print. Since it is a question of purely mathematical relationships, it is impossible for me to say anything that would provide true guidance regarding its content that is not mathematical in character. So you can see that it is not a matter of ill will on my part I grant you permission to give the Reich Printer a list of corrections,[3] but it must not be used for any purpose other than the production of the report by a competent professional that you requested. However, I foresee that this will go no better for you than it has for me.— Best regards, your
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