“EVERY AMERICAN WITH AN INTEREST IN GERMANY, AND ESPECIALLY GERMAN SCIENCE….”
MAX THEODOR FELIX VON LAUE (1879-1960) HANDWRITTEN NOTE SIGNED, “Dr. M. v. Laue”, on a card 4.5 x 3.5, 18 February 1929, Berlin, by the German physicist who received the 1914 Nobel Prize in physics for his discovery of the diffraction of X-rays by crystals. In addition to his scientific endeavors with contributions in optics, crystallography, quantum theory, superconductivity, and the theory of relativity, he was instrumental in re-establishing and organizing German science after WWII. His handwritten note (in German), translated, in full: “Every American with an interest in Germany, and especially German science, should consider it their duty to intervene to the best of their ability for the mitigation and rapid lifting of the demands for reparation which the Allies are making based on the lie that Germany bears sole responsibility for the war.” In fine condition, with minor age toning.