8.5 x 5.0 inch, 1951 March 17. Einstein sent this letter to Dr. Lionel Ettlinger, a man with whom he had been corresponding for almost 20 years.
This fine letter shows Einstein as a caring friend, a side of the famous physicist that was rarely seen by the public. Written 3 days after his 72 birthday where the famous tongue-photo was taken. In German: Lieber Herr Ettlinger: Ich danke Ihnen für Ihre freundliche Gratulation und für die wunderbaren Bücher.Sind eine wirkliche Balleteuse des Gedankens: man kann wohl glotzen aber es nicht nachmachen. Ich schäme mich, so verwöhnt zu werden, während sich niemand um die kümmert, denen die guten Dinge versagt bleiben. Ettlinger: I thank you for your friendly congratulations and for the wonderful books. Are a real ballet dancer of thought: one may well gape but not imitate him.
I feel so ashamed to be so spoiled, whereas nobody cares about those to whom the good things are denied. Mailing folds, trimmed top and bottom, else fine condition. The language in his letter shows a unique side to the great mind. His rhetoric is colorful and shows a depth and warmth rarely seen in any of his writing.Are a real ballet dancer of thought: one may well gape but not imitate him. This may seem to be a quote from some other source but is not, it is unique, rare and referenced nowhere else. He primarily concentrated on these efforts from 1933 when he arrived in the United States until that nation entered World War II. His actions enabled many of his people to obtain visas and find work outside of NS territory. Ettlinger would spend approximately 80 percent of his personal wealth helping German Jews relocate to other countries. Known as Maja, she had suffered a stroke (1946) which left her bedridden and eventually unable to speak.
She died on June 25, 1951, three month after her brother Albert sent this letter. COMES WITH A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY BY ANDREAS WIEMER HISTORICAL AUTOGRAPHS.
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