Exil: Austritt aus der Akademie

Exil: Austritt aus der Akademie

Einstein Declines Invitation to the Bavarian Academy
Letter to Arnold Sommerfeld, 14 December 1946

The Bavarian Academy of Sciences is also unsuccessful in its attempt to recover Einstein as a member after 1945.

Einstein had resigned after the National Socialists came to power.

He had lamented the passivity of the scholarly societies in response to the policy of ostracism and dismissal, and had come to the conclusion that he did not want to belong to any organization that did not defend itself against such encroachments.

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