Einstein's Theory Of Relativity Letter Sold For USD 62500

Einstein's Theory Of Relativity Letter Sold For USD 62500

A letter Albert Einstein wrote to one of his sons in 1945 explaining the link between his theory of relativity and the atomic bombs that were unleashed and devastated Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan has sold at auction for $62,500.
 
It was a selection of 27 rare and intimate letters from Albert Einstein on everything from God to his son's geometry studies and a little toy steam engine that were auctioned for more than US $420,00 and were purchased by various individuals.
 
Einstein's Theory Of Relativity Letter 
 
Some of these letters to be put up for an Einstein auction by Profiles In History reportedly revealed statements made by the scientist that said he is not an atheist.
 
"I have repeatedly said that in my opinion the idea of a personal God is a childlike one," he wrote to a man who corresponded with him on the subject twice in the 1940s. "You may call me an agnostic, but I do not share the crusading spirit of the professional atheist. ... I prefer an attitude of humility corresponding to the weakness of our intellectual understanding of nature and of our own being."
 
One letter which Einstein wrote to his children revealed he was targeted by some people because of being a "Jewish Holy Man," the report said.
 
"I'm sitting here quietly in Holland after I was informed that there are certain people in Germany who are after me as a 'Jewish Holy Man.' In Stuttgart, they even had a billboard where I was ranked first among the richest Jews. Have been thinking about giving up my position in Germany altogether but I am not doing that because it would be morally damaging to the German intellectuals," the scientist wrote.