Einstein Letter to Weizmann Up for Sale

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Albert Einstein. (Library of Congress)

A letter from Albert Einstein to Zionist leader Haim Weizmann expressing skepticism about international support for Israel just a few days after statehood was declared, has been put up for sale, according to the Times of Israel on Wednesday.

In the letter, written in German and dated May 19, 1948, Einstein writes that “one still cannot say that the powerful men of this earth mean well with us. The game the English play with us is miserable, and the American attitude appears ambivalent. However, I am confident that our people will overcome this last scare and that you will live to experience the satisfaction of having created a happy Jewish community,” according to a translation from the Pennsylvania-based Raab Collection.

The Collection has set the price for the historic document at $90,000.

In January, the letter sold at auction for $18,300, falling short of the $30,000 to $40,000 that had been expected.