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Albert Einstein's letter defending his Jewish heritage to be auctioned
Einstein had long worked to save European Jews by issuing affidavits.



LOS ANGELES, CA.- A series of fascinating letters by Albert Einstein on the Jewish People’s rights to defend themselves, Nazi-Germany and anti-Semitism will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on March 28, 2019.

Einstein Letter Defending Jewish Heritage
Albert Einstein wrote the June 10, 1939 letter, postmarked from Princeton to Dr. Maurice Lenz in New York. Einstein wrote in full, “May I offer my sincere congratulations to you on the splendid work you have undertaken on behalf of the refugees during Dedication Week. The power of resistance which has enabled the Jewish people to survive for thousands of years has been based to a large extent on traditions of mutual helpfulness. In these years of affliction our readiness to help one another is being put to an especially severe test. May we stand this test as well as did our fathers before us. We have no other means of self-defense than our solidarity and our knowledge that the cause for which we are suffering is a momentous and sacred cause. It must be a source of deep gratification to you to be making so important a contribution toward rescuing our persecuted fellow-Jews from their calamitous peril and leading them toward a better future...[signed] A. Einstein.''

Einstein had long worked to save European Jews by issuing affidavits.

Bidding for the letter begins at $12,000.

Einstein’s Hitler-Insanity Letter
The second document being auctioned is an April 17, 1934 letter to his first wife Mileva Marić. Einstein wrote about Hitler-insanity that is ruining the lives of those around him, as well as care for their son Eduard ''Teitel'' Einstein who had schizophrenia; in this letter, Einstein expresses hope that a ''chemical intervention'' might help Eduard.

The letter reads in part, “…I read the articles closely, and it does not seem completely impossible that a successful result might be obtained through a chemical intervention such as this. It would simply constitute a strong stimulus to the secretory system created by a deficiency of sugar within the blood. However, we should not rush into this thing, we must wait until more experience has been gained. I am enclosing a check for you to make it easier to pay the bank debts that have become due… I am strained so severely by the various acts of assistance that I have to restrict myself all around in the most extreme way. All this is the result of the Hitler-insanity, which has completely ruined the lives of all those around me…”

Bidding for the letter begins at $25,000.

Einstein Letter on anti-Semitism in Germany
The third Einstein letter being auctioned is dated September 6, 1921, and was addressed to his sister Maja Winteler-Einstein. Ominously, in foreshadowing of what was about to strike Germany, Einstein wrote that he is supposed to go to Munich, but is declining because he would be putting his life at risk if he were to visit the city; at that time Munich was in a wave of severe anti-Semitism, with an order having been issued the year before to expel Jews from the city, and Hitler having just become chairman of the NSDAP in Munich.

Bidding for the letter begins at $12,000.










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