Previously, just 900 images of Einstein documents -- about half of the catalog -- had made its way online. The updated archive now includes material documenting Einstein's personal and professional life up to 1921.
The connection between Einstein and Hebrew University dates back to the university's founding in 1918. Einstein bequeathed all of his writings as well as the rights to the use of his image to the institution.
Earlier, Einstein faced criticism in Germany after touring the U.S. to raise funds for the Hebrew University. At the time, another German-Jewish scientist, Fritz Bauer, accused Einstein of disloyalty. But Einstein was having none of it:
"Despite my declared international mentality, I do still always feel obliged to speak up for my persecuted and morally oppressed fellow clansmen, as far as it is within my powers ... this involves an act of loyalty far more than one of disloyalty."
Years later, Einstein would be offered the presidency of the state of Israel in 1952 but turned it down.