LONDON (Mar. 15)
Tribute to the works of Prof. Albert Einstein and Dr. Paul Ehrlich, the two world-famous Jewish scientists, was paid by the British radio last night on the occasion of their common birthday, March 14th. The broadcasts were directed to all European countries in English and in German.
Sir Henry Dale, noted British scientist, president of the Royal Society and director of the Institute for Medical Research, speaking of Einstein’s and Ehrlich’s services to science, stressed the fact that “Einstein found welcome and a new opportunity to carry on his researches as a citizen of the United States.” He called the two Jewish scientists “two prophets whose names are surely not without honor, save in their own country.”
“Paul Ehrlich and Albert Einstein were born in Germany,” Sir Henry said. “They learned German as their mother tongue. Ehrlich, indeed, never learned to speak any other. They grew up, studied, and did their work as Germans. Like all true men of science, they offered the results of their research to the world, but they offered them as part of the noble gift which German science has dedicated for the enlightenment of human happiness throughout the world. Their names are now no longer honored in Germany, At the dictation of men who now rule there, they were repudiated and marked for derision, for both were born of Jewish parents. It seems fitting that we should remember on this anniversary of their birth two men whose life and work has meant so much to science and for mankind.”