1. Letter reveals Einstein's fears of growing nationalism, anti-Semitism

    Letter reveals Einstein's fears of growing nationalism, anti-Semitism
    By Associated Press

    JERUSALEM — More than a decade before the Nazis seized power in Germany, Albert Einstein was on the run and already fearful for his country's future, according to a newly revealed handwritten letter.

    His longtime friend and fellow Jew, German Foreign Minister Walther Rathenau, had just been assassinated by right-wing extremists and police had warned the noted physicist that his life could be in danger too.

     
     

    So Einstein fled Berlin and went into hiding in northern Germany. It was during this hiatus that he penned a handwritten letter to his beloved younger sister, Maja, warning of the ...

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    1. This letter reveals to us the thoughts that were running through Einstein's mind and heart at a very preliminary stage of Nazi terror.
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