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Albert Einstein autograph letter signed with unique content on Jewish solidarity, as well as Einstein's ill health in the late 1920s. Einstein is well known for his work helping Jewish refugees during WWII, and this letter, written ten years prior, is an early indication of his values regarding Jewish people welcoming each other no matter where in the world they live. Composed on his personal stationery, Einstein writes on 20 November 1928, responding to a request from an Esther Sacher to visit the German Society at Oxford University. As secretary of the Society, Sacher had reached out to Einstein to speak to their club. Translated from German, letter reads in full:

''Dear Mrs. Sacher! / I didn't get an invitation from the German Club in Oxford. But even if I had received one, it would be impossible for me to come because I am so ill with my heart that I cannot even go to the Academy and the University around here, and have to live reclusively, and I cannot think of doing any travel.

In any case I thank you very much for the invitation, and I am happy to see that a Jew is always en famille wherever his steps lead him on this earth. / With friendly greetings / Yours / A. Einstein.''

He adds a postscript, ''Maybe you should ask in the German Club where this misunderstanding stems from so that no honorable young woman should travel to the station in vain or some such, a truly terrible thought!''

Two page letter on bifolium stationery measures 5.875'' x 7.375'' as folded. Single horizontal fold, light soiling to last blank page and small split at seam. Overall in very good to near fine condition with bold, legible handwriting. Consigned by the son of Esther Sacher.
Albert Einstein Autograph Letter Signed -- ''...I am happy to see that a Jew is always 'en famille' wherever his steps lead him on this earth...''Albert Einstein Autograph Letter Signed -- ''...I am happy to see that a Jew is always 'en famille' wherever his steps lead him on this earth...''Albert Einstein Autograph Letter Signed -- ''...I am happy to see that a Jew is always 'en famille' wherever his steps lead him on this earth...''Albert Einstein Autograph Letter Signed -- ''...I am happy to see that a Jew is always 'en famille' wherever his steps lead him on this earth...''
Albert Einstein Autograph Letter Signed -- ''...I am happy to see that a Jew is always 'en famille' wherever his steps lead him on this earth...''
Albert Einstein Autograph Letter Signed -- ''...I am happy to see that a Jew is always 'en famille' wherever his steps lead him on this earth...''
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