AIP History Center Newsletter
Volume XXXIV, No. 1 Spring 2002

 

Einstein receiving honorary doctorate from Hebrew University
Mystery Photo Solved!

Thank you to one of our readers, Issachar Una, who contacted us with the identification of the people in the mystery photograph (Fall 2001 Newsletter, at the bottom of this web page). He consulted with Ze'ev Rosenkranz, curator of the Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem to verify the identity of some of the people. The occasion was the presentation of an Honorary Doctorate to Einstein from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, March 15, 1949. The photograph was taken at Einstein's home, and the people are:

Front row, L-R:
Professor Sokenik (discoverer of the Dead Sea Scrolls); Israel S. Wechsler (Chariman of the American Friends of the Hebrew University); Einstein; Mrs. Tamar de-Sola Pool (President of the Hadassah Women Organization); Professor L. A. Mayer (Orientalist, former Rector of Hebrew University).

Back row, L-R:
Mr. G. Wise (Board of Governors Chairman at Hebrew University); Mr. Mark Sugarman; Professor Gerschom Scholem (Jewish Mystics, Kabala)Mr. H. Salpeter; Mr. Sylvan Gotschel; Mr. Joe Mazer.

They are all members of the American Friends of the Hebrew University.


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