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#204 - Albert Einstein Typed Letter Signed Estimate: $10,000+

Einstein in the aftermath of WWII: "The British and the Americans are making the same mistakes as after the first world-war by not preventing Germany to get strong and dangerous again"

TLS signed “A. Einstein,” one page both sides, 8.5 x 11, blindstamped Princeton letterhead, February 23, 1947. Letter to Commandant A. Bly in Belgium, in full: "I was very happy to receive your kind letter of January 1rst and to hear that you and your family have come well through those horrible years. Especially I liked to hear that you other ego, I man your ship, is in good condition. I am confident that you and your family will be happy in Bruges, one of the most beautiful places I have seen in my life. It is strange to see, how little the people are learning even by the most painful experiences. It seems that the British and the Americans are making the same mistakes as after the first world-war by not preventing Germany to get strong and dangerous again. And they do it for very similar reasons. As soon as such a catastrophe is over—nobody is seriously striving to prevent the next one. I was deeply astonished by this fact already after 1919! I like very much life in America. I have my own little house with a pretty garden and I am working now with the same pleasure as I did in younger years." In fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from Beckett Authentication Services.

Fleeing Nazi Germany, Einstein had taken a position at Princeton in 1933, and his affiliation with the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study continued until his death in 1955. During the war, he aided many others in their efforts to emigrate from the Reich. Postwar, he became a staunch pacifist and advocate against the proliferation of nuclear weapons. Here, he compares the outcomes of World War II to those of World War I, fearing that not enough was done to prevent future warfare.

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