C A L E N D A R 1 9 1 9 5 8 3
(“Mit der Post befördert wegen Unterbrechung der telegra-
phischen Verbindungen,” stamped at bottom right corner).
Provenance: IsJHU. [82 638].
November 17 “Leo Arons as Physicist” (Vol. 7, Doc. 24) is published.
November 18 1-page TLS from Max Planck, acting president of KWIP
board of trustees. Asks questions about the secretary of
KWIP (see entry of November 10). Provenance: GyBP, I.
Abt., Rep. 34, Nr. 13. [82 741].
In testimony before the Committee on Investigation inquir-
ing into the German military’s conduct of the war, General
Paul von Hindenburg launches the “stab-in-the-back”
(“Dolchstoß”) legend.
November 19 Summary of 2-page L to H. York-Steiner in Vienna, on
nationalism and Judaism. Provenance: Donazione Bice
Besso Jahn-Rusconi. Mostra documentaria, no. 12. Firenze:
Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze, 1990.
November 20 At the session of the physical-mathematical class of the
PAW, Einstein is nominated member of a commission to
propose a successor to Emil Fischer [79 307]. Is asked to
assess Fritz Reininghaus’s manuscript, “Grundlagen einer
neuen Statik,” submitted on 16 November 1919. Prove-
nance: GyBAW, II-V, Bd. 134, Bl. 117–118. [83 772].
1-page TLS to Gabriele Rabel. Rejects her application (see
entry of 3 November) on the grounds that, with the method
she proposed, the frequency of collisions of hydrogen ions
and cathode ray particles must be too low to produce detect-
able light emission. Provenance: GyBP, I. Abt., Rep. 34,
Nr. 9, Mappe Rabel. [77 577].
November 22 1-page TDS from Adolf von Harnack in Berlin. At the last
KWG meeting of 28 October, Friedrich Schmidt-Ott was
voted member of KWIP board of trustees as a successor of
the deceased Wilhelm von Siemens. Provenance: GyBP,
I. Abt., Rep. 34, Nr. 6, Mappe KWG. [78 105].
November 25 Departs for Rostock. Will stay with Moritz Schlick.
before November 26 Erwin Freundlich, following on a conversation with Carl H.
Becker, explores ways of obtaining financial support for
German efforts to further the experimental test of general
relativity and Einstein’s research in general. Provenance:
Freundlich’s report on behalf of the Albert-Einstein-Spende
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