4 4 4 D O C U M E N T S 5 1 7 , 5 1 8 M A Y 1 9 2 9 517. To Semen L. Frank Berlin W., 2 May 1929 Dear Professor Frank, Thank you for your kind clarification in the matter of the Russian association, by which I have been wholly guided. I am convinced that I was previously badly counseled by the slanderous side.[1]— Your passionate remarks on the question of the return of emigrants made a great impression on me, especially your resigned offer to serve yourself as a test object.[2] One sees the whole tragedy of the development appear in flash before his eyes, and one understands that there are no bridges across the abyss of passion. What you feel as wickedness and tyranny is probably fanaticism combined with distrust. In any case, however, I see that I had formed no proper idea of the diffi- culty of such a project.— Kind regards and thanks for your forthright candor, your A. Einstein 518. To Herman Bernstein Berlin W., 6 May 1929 Dear Mr. Bernstein, I thank you very much for the kind account of the many efforts made by yourself and other friends in behalf of my humble person.[1] I must admit frankly that— without referring to this particular instance—I do not consider it good policy to readily pursue the cult of personality. But I think that you thus desired to serve the Jewish cause. In this sense, I thank you cordially and I enclose herewith a letter for the president.[2] Kind regards, your A. Einstein
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