Albert Einstein’s Warning to the Jewish People, Days After Israeli’s Independence, Up For Sale
He warns: “One still cannot say that the powerful men of this earth mean well with us…”
The remarkable document is being offered for sale at $90,000
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – August 8, 2019 – The Raab Collection, the nation’s leading dealer in important historical documents, announced that it is offering for sale Albert Einstein’s signed warning to the Jewish people, written just days after Israeli independence, in which he expresses confidence in the resilience of “our” Jewish people, who would “overcome” the catastrophe of the Holocaust, but worries that “One still cannot say that the powerful men of this earth mean well with us” It has been in the family of its recipient for decades and has never been offered for sale before. The historical document is valued at $90,000.
“It is a powerful document, written at a crucial time in Jewish history, and a reminder of the challenges the new Jewish state would have to overcome,” said Nathan Raab, President of the Raab Collection and author of the upcoming hardcover non-fiction book, The Hunt for History (Scribner, March 2020).
Historical background: At midnight on May 14, 1948, the new State of Israel was proclaimed, establishing the first Jewish state in 2,000 years. That same day, David Ben Gurion was officially confirmed as prime minister of the Provisional Government, and he formed a government. In one of the first acts of the Provisional Government, the Provisional State Council was formed to serve as both the nation’s legislative and executive authorities. It consisted of 38 members, and Chaim Weizmann was named President on May 16.
Excerpt: In German, Princeton, May 19, 1948, to Weizmann. “…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…”
About The Raab Collection: The Raab Collection has handled many of the most important historical documents to reach the market and worked with the families of famous Americans in the sale and preservation of their family treasures, among them Neil Armstrong, Thomas Jefferson, Ulysses S. Grant, William Henry Harrison, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Ronald Reagan. Nathan Raab, a member of the Board of Directors of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, is also a contributor to Forbes.com. He is the author of the upcoming hardcover non-fiction book, The Hunt for History (Scribner, March 2020).