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Einstein’s letter of support for Marie Curie

Marie Curie, 1903 Image credit, Wikipedia

“Simply don’t read that hogwash, but leave it for the reptile for whom it has been fabricated”

A number of Einstein’s correspondence is being translated into English and shared in both paperback  and online.

In Volume 8: The Berlin Years: Correspondence, 1914-1918 was found a note that Einstein sent to Marie Curie, encouraging her to ignore her detractors and continue her course.

By the time that this letter was sent to Marie Skłodowska Curie, she had already been awarded a Nobel prize in Physics, become the first female professor at the University of Paris, and then awarded a Nobel prize in Chemistry. Those accomplishments, however, were often overshadowed by a press fixated on her gender, religious views, and her nationality – these being the source of the slander and insult that Einstein addressed in his letter, which you can read below:

1 Comment

  • Where is the original text in German? It seems impossible to find online, I always get referred to english translations such as this one. The problem is, A LOT gets lost in translation. So imagine when the translation is itself translated into another language!

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