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Albert Einstein, The Human Side by Ze'ev Rosenkranz, Banesh Hoffmann, Helen Dukas, Albert Einstein

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THE following item was written by Einstein in Princeton, probably in 1935. On the manuscript appear the words “not published.” After Einstein’s death it was published by Otto Nathan and Heinz Norden in their book Einstein on Peace. It is an unusually vehement statement and perhaps that is why Einstein did not publish it. Writing it, however, must have brought him a feeling of relief:

To the everlasting shame of Germany, the spectacle unfolding in the heart of Europe is tragic and grotesque; and it reflects no credit on the community of nations which calls itself civilized!

For centuries the German people have been subject to indoctrination by an unending succession of schoolmasters and drill sergeants. The Germans have been trained in hard work ...

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