Typed letter signed, one page, 8,5 x 11 inch, blind-embossed personal stationary, (Princeton, New Jersey), 29.10.1953, to Mr. Charles D. Williams, who sent news of acquaintances from earlier years - discouraging Williams from publishing a manuscript in which he argues that postwar Germany ought to be permitted to rearm, signed in dark ink "A. Einstein", attractively mounted (removable) for fine display with a photograph, shows Albert Einstein in a head and shoulders portrait (altogether 16,5 x 11,75 inch), with horizontal letter folds, faint marginal discolouration (from prior matting), and small glue remnants to the reverse of the upper edge - in fine condition. "Dear Sir: It is evident to me that it is incredibly short-sighted to allow the Germans to develop a new powerful military maschine in the illusion that it can be used as a tool by the West. I must, however, confess that your theory about this matter seems to me unnecessarily indirect and complicated. It is like the product of a man who has formed his mind exclusively by reading mystery stories. I think that your manuscript is not suited to convince the public. Sincerely yours, - Albert Einstein" Following the disarmament of Germany at the close of World War II, the growing threat of East Germany to West Germany and the possibility of instability in western Europe from the Korean War caused a re-evaluation of the defenses in West Germany, leading to the formation of the Bundeswehr in 1955.
|Profession||Theoretical physicist - the most famous scientist of the 20th century|
|Year of birth||1879|
|year of death||1955|
|Size in inch (1 inch = 2.5 cm)||8,5 x 11 (altogether 16,5 x 11,75)|
|Type of Autograph||letters|