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Einstein Answers

communications – March 1, 2011

Photo of Albert Einstein from Public Domain Clip Art

The Question: A little known fact about this Deerfield Academy alumnus (whose courage is immortalized in a bestselling memoir and a 1975 Emmy nominated movie)  is that he corresponded with Albert Einstein while still a student at DA. Who is this student?

The Answer (Provided by Albert Einstein):

May 16, 1946

Dear Mr. Gunther:

I have read with interest the remarks contained in your letter of May 10th …..

So begins Professor Albert Einstein’s reply to DA student John Gunther,  Class of 1947.  A copy of both Mr. Gunther’s and Professor Einstein’s letters are currently on display at the library.

Library Question of the Month Winner: Congratulations to Ashley So whose entry was randomly selected from the 8 correct answers.

Good news! The memoir and the movie, each titled Death Be Not Proud, are available for loan from the Boyden Library Collection.

Many thanks to DA Archivist Anne Lozier who recommended our February Library Question of the Month.