3 0 2 D O C . 3 6 3 M A R C H 1 9 2 0 my ideal. Now, unfortunately, this is not possible anymore and so I must seek sim- ilar liberation through negotiation, although one can easily fall into a situation of indebtedness towards others. But, as things stand, this risk simply must be taken. With my best compliments to your wife and cordial greetings, yours, M. Laue. 363. From Central Association of German Citizens of the Jewish Faith Berlin SW 68, 13 Linden St., 29 March 1920 Esteemed Professor, Political events of recent times have shown to a heightened degree what mon- strous dangers unbridled anti-Semitic agitation, with the most despicable methods of attack, can mean for Germany’s Jews.[1] Unfortunately all our universities are strongholds of anti-Semitism.[2] The cause is in part that university teachers, who represent the leaders of the German nation and in whose hands the education of our future leaders lies, are anti-Semites and totally ignorant of Jewish ways and atti- tudes. If the growing mischief is to be influenced even only a little, then in the first place a thorough enlightenment of these circles about Jewish matters would be necessary.[3] We are aware that such an initiative would encounter considerable dif- ficulties of every kind. Now, we have invited a group of Berlin’s Jewish lecturers to our working com- mittee meeting on Wednesday, 14th April at 1/4 to 8 o’clock in the evening in the Lodge, 10 Kleiststr. for the purpose of discussing the tactically most appropriate way to educate Germany’s university community. You would oblige us very much if you would attend this meeting and make available to us your valued advice and experience.[4] We request that you kindly reply as soon as possible whether we may count on your appearance and send our compliments with great respect, Central Association of German Citizens of the Jewish Faith J[ulius] Brodnitz.[5]
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