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Description: In this two-page (Dec. 17, 1943) autograph letter signed Planck writes in part: “…thanks for your friendly invitation to give a talk at Hamburg. In normal times I would have felt happy and honoured to accept it, but unfortunately times are far from normal; It is increasingly difficult to travel, and every day could bring severe hardships… Let us hope that Hamburg, which had so much suffering, will be spared further attacks.”

Max Planck (1858-1947), the theoretical physicist, is primarily known for originating quantum theory. He received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918.

Written on two sides of an 8″ x 6″ sheet of stationery imprinted: “Prof. Dr. M. Planck Gen. Regierungsrat Berlin-Grunewald Wangenheimstr. 21”.┬áItem #A01719

Condition: Scattered tiny spots, fold line intersects signature, short edge separations at fold reinforced on verso with archival tissue tape. Generally good condition. Written in German, but includes a full translation in English.