Albert Einstein's "God letter" Hits eBay for $3 Million

Albert Einstein's "God letter" Hits eBay for $3 Million

Legendary theoretical physicist Albert Einstein is known mostly for his writings in the field of physics, for $3 million, you can obtain a rare note that touched on the late geniuses personal life. 

Marketing firm Auction Cause is auctioning the "God Letter" by Albert Einstein on eBay. The letter was written in 1954, shortly before his death in 1955, in response to Eric Gutkind's book, "Choose Life: The Biblical Call To Revolt." The private letter gives a rare insight of Einstein's religious views.

Here is an translated excerpt from the Einstein's letter, originally written in German, giving you an idea of his views towards his own Jewish heritage:

"For me the Jewish religion like all other religions is an incarnation of the most childish superstitions," he wrote. "And the Jewish people to whom I gladly belong and with whose mentality I have a deep affinity have no different quality for me than all other people."

Auction Cause President Eric Gazin has high expectations for the auction. In a statement to Reuters he said he anticipates the letter will sell for either double or triple of its listing price. Have $3 million you could part with? Bid on the "God Letter" before the auction ends October 18 here

[via CNET]

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