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Copies of Einstein’s letters donated to Greece July 19, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Hellenic Light Europe.

Ten copies of letters exchanged between Albert Einstein and noted Greek mathematician Constantinos Karatheodoris that are held at the Einstein Museum in Israel were presented to Greece recently.

Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Evripides Stylianides said the cultural exchange signaled the desire of both countries to communicate and highlight the aspects that brought them closer together.

Greece had officially requested copies of the 47 letters exchanged between the two men, as well as some of the original letters.

Stylianides noted that the letters were historic and highly valuable mementos of a friendship and cooperation that had helped the world progress.

“These findings, as well as others that are held in European and American Universities, concerning the private life and work of Karatheodoris are destined for a Museum bearing his name in Komotini, where he was born,” the Minister revealed.

Karatheodoris was born in 1873 and died in 1950, having achieved distinction at major German Universities. Among his achievements were the foundation of the University of Izmir and the modernization of the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki.

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