D O C . 3 3 1 , 3 3 2 F E B R U A R Y 1 9 2 0 2 7 7 331. To Moritz Schlick Berlin, 27 February 1920 Dear Mr. Schlick, I just wrote to a good friend in Zurich to support you there.[1] This can only be beneficial, whether or not Medicus leaves Zurich now.[2] Additionally, I am going to press your case personally in Zurich when I am there again. I often feel ashamed for everyone else that you still don’t have a proper chair. Do also let me know if any position in Germany becomes vacant so that we can do something for you here. Planck will be glad to vouch for you as well.[3] I intentionally did not write you anything more about the “Clarté” because I still do not quite see in whose hands the German Clarté group is.[4] Ultimately, it’s the people who primarily matter, not the slogan. As soon as I have any reliable knowl- edge and have gained some confidence myself, I shall write you again about it. My little incident at the university was blown scandalously out of proportion by the newspapers. When I look at what happened, I find that the Student Council be- haved, on the whole, very nicely in the affair. From the very outset, I prevented the matter from becoming political.[5] Cordial regards also to your wife and your children, yours, A. Einstein. 332. To Heinrich Zangger [Berlin, 27 February 1920][1] Dear Zangger, Thank you for your kind letters. I’m always so sad that you are troubled with so much sickness among your friends. I hope all are feeling better again. My mother died a week ago today in terrible agony.[2] We are all completely exhausted merely from being with her you feel in your bones what blood relations mean! The morphine gave much relief—in a month it will not be available here any longer! Generally, it’s like standing before a brick wall over here, because you can’t picture the future at all.
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