Einstein Lauds Progress Made by University
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Einstein Lauds Progress Made by University

Prof. Albert Einstein was the guest of honor at a dinner Saturday evening at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel to celebrate the thirteenth anniversary of the founding of the American Jewish Physicians’ Committee and the tenth anniversary of the establishment of Hebrew University on Mount Scopus.

The noted scientist, who made his first visit to this country in 1921 to awaken American interest in the projected university, spoke briefly in English and German. In English, he said:

“The Hebrew University was a hope and a dream. The dream was realized, the university is there.”


More at home in his native tongue, he added this comment:

“The fine development of the medical work of the university is not only due to the material help given but also to the intellectual and spiritual impetus supplied by world Jewry. Let us hope that those in other fields of science will achieve as splendid results in the work as have been achieved by the medical profession.”

Dr. Nathan Ratnoff, director of Beth Israel Hospital, founder of the American Jewish Physicians’ Committee and for whom a building in the new medical center in Palestine will be named, was also a speaker. In his report, he stated that the committee has worked steadfastly for the progress of the university and since its inception has raised $450,000 for the work.

The other speakers were: Felix M. Warburg, Dr. Bernard Sachs,