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Jerusalem with Herbert Samuel, 1921

Einstein Archives, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Einstein Archives, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

In Jerusalem, the Einsteins were greeted by Captain L.G.A. Cust, aide-de-camp to Sir Herbert Samuel, the British high commissioner, who drove them to the com- missioner’s residence on the Mount of Olives. There they met their host, Sir Herbert, about whom Einstein wrote: “English formality. Fine, well-rounded edu-
cation. Lofty view of life, tempered by humor.” After a walk the next day into the
Old City of Jerusalem, Einstein recorded his first impressions in the travel diary he was keeping.

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