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Organisations: Consulate of Israel
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CLERGY

St11,-More than a year has past since I quoted in your columns some statements by Dr. Einstein which were taken from an article attributed by Professor L. Stewart to the Hibbert Journal. The quotation was challenged and I immediately took the matter up with Professor Stewart, who writes as follows:

" I have at length heard from

Einstein. He writes that my previous letter to him ' must have gone astray ' but my letter of December al, via the Consulate of Israel, found him.

" As I suspected might be the case, he says he 'cannot remember the precise wording ' of what he said about German Clergy., he knows it has since been developed and embellished,' But here are the very words he writes me now, under date January 16. 1950. from his private address 112 Mercer Street. Princeton, New Jersey.

"' In 1933, shortly after Hitler came to power, I made an oral statement to a newspaper man wherein I compared the attitude of the members of the German academic professions with that of the clergy, saying that the latter acre the only ones resisting the suppression of intellectual freedom by the Nazi regime.'

" That is the essence of the passage I quoted. It seems as if the newspaper report turned into direct

language as own summary. But because Einstein had talked to me in exactly the same strain, I felt no need to check it up further."

ARNOLD LUNN.

Hotel Des Alpes, Marren.




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