In Response to: Einstein at Princeton

Princeton’s reception of Einstein, both the first and especially the second time around, was an honor for Princeton, but let’s remember that at both these times few Jews were permitted matriculation at Princeton and even fewer professors from that group were appointed. In Germany at the same time, however, no sooner had Einstein risen to speak than fascist hecklers sounded their views; at the same time Jews were more welcome at German higher learning institutions than at Princeton, Harvard, or Yale. The truth often hurts.

Norman Ravitch *62
Savannah, Ga.