In a letter to his sister, Scientist Albert Einstien had almost predicted Nazi’s rise. The handwritten letter which was recently sold at auction for $39,360, reveals insights into the 1922 Germany
The letter is addressed to Einstein’s sister, Maja. Einstein wrote, “Nobody knows where I am, and I’m believed to be missing”, from an undisclosed location. Apparently, the police had suggested Einstien go into the hiding, as being a prominent jew his life could have been in danger. It all came as he fled in the aftermath of then Germany’s foreign minister, Walther Rathenau by a right-wing group.
Einstein wrote, “I’m very reclusive here, without noise and without unpleasant feelings, and am earning my money mainly independent of the state so that I’m really a free man.”
In the letter, he said that he was doing well, in spite of the anti-Semites among his colleagues. He added, “Don’t worry about me, I myself don’t worry either.”
Later in his years, he journeyed Asia for a long time, delivering several lectures in Japan. During Hitler’s years of power, Einstein lectured outside Germany, giving up his citizenship and settling in the US. Where he lived until his death in 1955.