Exil: Austritt aus der Akademie

Exil: Austritt aus der Akademie

Einstein’s Enemies Believe Their Hour Has Come
Letter from the Office of Rudolf Hess to the Prussian Minister of Culture Bernhard Rust, 1 March 1934, reproduction

In the letter quoted here, Philipp Lenard, anti-Semite and advocate of a so-called “German physics,” constructs an image of the enemy for what became known as the “Einstein circle.”

Lenard had started his agitation against Einstein and his theories right after World War I.

Together with Johannes Stark he attempts to expose the theory of relativity as a fraud. However, the influence of both men declines in the late 1930s.

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