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.
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.
A motorized wheelchair and a thesis belonging to Stephen Hawking have sold at auction for more than $1 million. The sale raised money for two charities, including one belonging to the British physicist.
An anti-Semitic letter from Hitler's favorite composer is being auctioned in Israel."Wagner would roll over in his grave" if he knew that a bearded Jew in Jerusalem would profit from his letter, the auctioneer said.
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