An Israeli university and a German forum are teaming to use
Albert Einstein’s former summer home as an educational site. Hebrew
University in Jerusalem, which inherited the home in Caputh, near
Berlin, signed an agreement April 25 with the Potsdam-based Einstein
Forum launching joint educational programs at the site. A fellowship
at its guest house is to begin May 1.
Einstein was on Hebrew University’s first board of governors. He used Caputh as a retreat from
1929 to 1933, then immigrated to the United States when the Nazis took power.
The Einstein Forum raised funds to renovate the site from the
Cornelsen Culture Foundation and the federal commissioner for culture
and media. In 2005 it was reopened, 50 years after Einstein’s death. In
a release, the two institutions said Caputh will be used to foster
“exchange above and beyond the boundaries of scientific disciplines, as
well as beyond geographical borders, in keeping with the principles” of