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Albert Einstein’s Guestbook

From 1929 until his emigration to the United States, Albert Einstein spent the summer months in a wooden house in the village of Caputh, just outside of Berlin. There he held a guestbook, given to him by a neighbor as a welcome present, which was then signed by many of his visitors.

On page 2, Einstein encouraged his visitors to sign the guestbook in verse, putting his demand into a humorous little poem under the title “Decree” - “Verordnung”, signed by “the landlord” – “der Hausherr”.

In the fall of 1931, the artist Hermann Struck illustrated the top of page 4; it then was signed, among others, by Chaim Weizmann, visiting from London.

Online Catalog Record

Gästebuch vom Hause Einstein (DM 272)