* EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1955). Autograph letter signed ("A. Einstein"), in German, to Herr [Herman] Bernstein. Berlin, 6 May 1929.
1 page, 4to, on personal stationery. Einstein thanks the recipient and his friends for defending his "wretched self." He further comments: "[I] don't think taking a personality cult to such extremes is good. But I think that by doing so you wanted to serve the Jewish cause. In this regard, I thank you kindly."
Herman Bernstein (1876-1935) was an American journalist, poet, novelist, playwright, translator, Jewish activist, and diplomat. He was the United States Ambassador to Albania and was the founder of The Day, the Jewish daily newspaper. Bernstein was chairman of Jubilee Committee which sponsored the celebration in honor of Einstein's fiftieth birthday under the auspices of the Jewish National Fund and the Zionist Organization of America held April 16, 1929.
Estimate $ 3,000-5,000
Property from the Robert L. McKay Collection, North Tustin, California