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Albert Einstein

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Albert Einstein, the renowned physicist and humanitarian, writes to Lionel M. Ettlinger in March of 1940, lamenting the present situation in Europe — and to thank him for the pipe he sent.

Transcription

[Transcription, translated from original German:]

The 31st of March 1940

Mr. Lionel M. Ettlinger

Hotel Delmonico

New York City

Dear Mr. Ettlinger:

Sincere thanks for your congratulation and the pipe you sent me. -- Meanwhile terrible things happen and one cannot do anything about it, except for troublesome help in individual cases. You are quite right, it is hard to understand that the people in England Anno 33 did not earnestly consider your materials. How easy it would have been to avoid the present calamity.

Fondest regards Your

A. Einstein

Creation Date

3-31-1940

City

Princeton

State/Province

New Jersey

Country

United States

Creator Life Dates

1879-1955

Keywords

"albert einstein", "lionel ettlinger", "lionel m. ettlinger", europe, "world war 2", "second world war", holocaust, shoah, 1940, "March 31, 1940", "Hotel Delmonico"

Resource Identifier

070427-24

Date Digital

12-8-2015

Document Type

Manuscript

Disciplines

American Studies | Arts and Humanities | Digital Humanities | European Languages and Societies | German Language and Literature | History | Jewish Studies | Law | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies

Publisher

Wofford College

Format (medium)

manuscript

Format (IMT)

PDF

Language

de

Source

Broadus R. Littlejohn Collection of Manuscripts and Ephemera, Wofford College Special Collections

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