Einstein’s letters on ‘Hitler-insanity’ up for auction tomorrow
Berlin, March 27: Letters written by one of the most superior brains mankind has produced - Albert Eintsein - will be up for auction on Thursday, March 28, and among them are three he wrote between 1921 and 1939 which reflected how he saw the rise of Adolf Hitler to power in Germany and the Jewish resistance against his sinister programmes.
The German-born Jewish physicist wrote in one letter to his sister Maja Winteler-Einstein in 1921 in which he foreshadowed the upcoming Holocaust by writing about him deciding against a trip to Munich to save his life and highlighting the wave of anti-Semitism that swept Munich, CNN coted a spokesperson for the auction house Nate D Sanders as saying.
In another letter that Einstein penned in 1934, he asked his first wife to send money for his son suffering from schizophrenia, according to Sanders. He told her that he had been restricting himself "in the most extreme way" to get by.
"All this is the result of the Hitler-insanity, which has completely ruined the lives of all those around me ..." Einstein wrote, as per the auction house.
"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," Einstein was found to be writing in another letter to Dr. Maurice Lenz in 1939, just before the outbreak of the Second World War and during the persecution of the Jews.
"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," he wrote.
An estimated six million Jews lost their lives at the hands of the Nazis and their allies during the Holocaust.
While bidding on Einstein's last letter will begin at $12,000, opening bids of the two other letters are $12,000 and $25,000, respectively.