D O C S . 7 4 , 7 5 J U L Y 1 9 1 9 6 1 We are living here in the manner familiar to you. Last Friday we accompanied Emil Fischer to his final resting place,[6] in the little, beautifully situated cemetery in Wannsee. Harnack, who gave the eulogy, spoke simply and well.[7] What we have lost with this man, now in particular,[8] naturally cannot be put into words. At the beginning of August my wife[9] and I intend to go to Munich and into the Bavarian mountains, to return at the end of September. In hope and anticipation of a happy reunion, devotedly yours, M. Planck. 74. From Fritz Haber[1] [Berlin, ca. 20 July 1919][2] Dear Einstein, Much has colored our lives since we came to know each other in Karlsruhe at the scientific conference.[3] But I think, even if the war years did draw us apart,[4] they left me the moral right to ask you to inform me what motivates you to negotiate with Zurich regarding a return there.[5] Is it for reasons of a more profound nature, or is it the disagreeable pressure of economic circumstances? And if, as I would initially like to believe, it is just the latter,[6] then you will also grant me the second claim to a hearing or permission to talk with your wife Elsa before you decide anything.[7] Our losing you in Berlin goes too much against our colleagues’ wishes, just as it is against the interests of the state for us not to solve problems of an economic character in a satisfactory sense, and satisfactory not least before posterity, which one day will call to account under what working conditions you had to continue Newton’s work. With cordial greetings, yours, Fritz Haber. 75. From Adriaan D. Fokker Arosa, Wald Sanatorium, 26 July 1919 Dear Professor, I hear that you are in Zurich at the moment.[1] So close and yet too far away for me to visit you![2] I was glad to hear that you are enjoying and delighting in your
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