Einstein Works Out Details of His 1919 Divorce from Mileva Maric - and Mentions Attending a Meeting About "the Planned University in Palestine"
Today I received your letter. It seems that we are condemned to a kind of gypsy-life. Under the present circumstances I can understand you very well. So we will postpone, for the time being the issue of moving house for half a year. Time will bring an answer. You will immediately receive 4000 DM from Mr. Karr, which cannot be utilized in Switzerland but can be used in Hungary. If you prefer, I can send the money in future to Dr. Zuercher. I have not done so until now, because I did not want to bother him unnecessarily. In what way should I send the required money to Prof. Zangger, so that it will reach Aegeri? Everything is so unclear to me. Please write to me about this before your departure. Don't take much hand-luggage, just a small suit-case, on which you can sit if necessary, or, preferably, take a folding-chair. Nowadays traveling is terribly strenuous . I also prefer, of course, that Albert will not have to change schools. Completing school as soon as possible is not a good enough reason. He should, by all means, get his education as long as he is still of an educable age and should not think of a profession too soon. I suppose that he will study a technical profession. He shall have all the time just as I did.
Have a pleasant journey
Don't worry! If at all possible, I shall let you stay together in Zurich, especially if you can manage with less money. Maybe I will manage to earn some foreign currency and thus be able to secure your staying in Zurich.
Dear Adu and dear Tete!
Your letters gave me great pleasure. I will send Tete the music he asked for very shortly. I am so sorry, dear Tete, that you have to leave once again, and just before the performance in school! I hope you won't get the mumps from Albert before you have to travel. Dear Adu, I don't believe that the propeller should be more at a slant. If it does not have much effect it is, in my opinion, a problem with the engine. One cannot calculate something like that because during the start-up (rest versus air) the prevailing conditions are quite different from those in the course of flight.
I am pleased that you are taking lessons from Amberg. He is a very sympathetic man. Please give him my regards if you feel like doing it. He was an assistant to Hurwitz when
I was a fledgling student; at that time I was tested by him in the Repetitozimmer. He was then quite young. Seiler was also an assistant in the Physics building when I was a student. I liked him less, he already then had a chubby belly.
14-16. January I have to go to Basel in connection with the planned university in Palestine. If possible, we shall get together then.
My warmest regards to you both