For Albert Einstein, it turns out the law of attraction was relative. A handwritten note by the Nobel-winning scientist, written to a young woman who apparently caught his eye during a trip to Italy, is set to go on sale at a Jerusalem auction.
A letter from 1950 reveals a discussion the renowned physicist Albert Einstein had with his assistant. Einstein's letter was supposed to go under the hammer on Tuesday but failed to sell.
Two weeks ago, the Lebanese-born Swiss real estate mogul Abdallah Chatila purchased Nazi memorabilia at auction to take the items off the market. He was in Israel to comment on the action.
The handwritten letter blew past auction estimates, selling for well over $2 million. The page-and-a-half letter details the legendary physicist's feelings about Judaism and God.
"Here are brewing economically and politically dark times," Einstein wrote to his sister in 1922, describing his fears for Jews in Germany before the Nazis took power. The letter fetched thousands at an Israeli auction.
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