A number of 27 letters wrote by Albert Einstein were sold off by the Profiles of History Auction House based in California. The letters were addressed to close friends and family and expressed thought about science and God.
In total the 27 letters sold for 420.000 dollars. One of the letters sold for the sum of 62.500 dollars, it was written by Albert Einstein to one of his sons and in it the scientist talked about the links between his theory of relativity and the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombs.
Some of the most controversial letters concern Einstein’s relation to God, Atheism and religion in general. The two letters were sold for around 28 and 35 thousand dollars each.
Einstein’s religious beliefs have been a long matter of debate, with both Christians and Atheists claiming the scientist was one of them. Most probably Einstein was neither. In his view there was no “Personal God” and referred to a deity he described as the “Old God”.
He believed this deity was a CREATOR that had no interest in human actions, a kind of impersonal or estranged “Father”
Albert Einstein was a German scientist, his main field of expertise was theoretical physics. His most known work concerned the Theory of Relativity, but he made major advancements in other fields as well.
Albert Einstein received the Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions to this field, most notably his discovery of the photoelectric effect which contributed immensely to the evolution of quantum theory.
He was wise to leave Germany and emigrate to the U.S. in 1933. He had previously visited the United States and was constantly bombarded with letters and invitations from various American institutions.
These establishments pleaded him to either give lectures and speeches, or just attend receptions in his honor.
In 1933 he decided to emigrate for good to the U.S. upon the recent rise to power of Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party. Only a few years later many of Einstein’s fellow scientist of Jewish decent began to be rounded up in German occupied lands. Some were forced to work as slaves for Hitler’s war machine, others were sent to concentration camps.
The letters belonged to a private collection who’s owner wanted to remain anonymous. They were sold off individually and bought by separate bidders.
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