Albert Einstein Autograph

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Autograph letter signed, one page, 7 x 9 inch, Cromer (England), 1.10.1933, in German, to Sir W.D. Ross (Provost of Oriel College, Oxford, from 1929 to 1947 and Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University from 1941 to 1944) - concerning an invitation for Prof. Stenzel as a guest lecturer, written and signed in dark ink "A. Einstein", attractively mounted (removable) for fine display with a photograph, shows Albert Einstein in a chest-up portrait (altogether 16,5 x 11,75 inch), with intersecting letter folds, and a few mild stains - in fine condition.

"Herrn Prof. Ross, University Oxford.
      Sehr geehrter Herr Kollege!
   Herr Prof. Zangger,, Prof der gerichtlichen Medizin an der Universität Zürich, veranlasst mich, Sie auf Prof. Stenzel in Kiel aufmerksam zu machen, der seine Stellung an der Universität Kiel verloren hat. Er beschäftigt sich mit der Geschichte der Wissenschaft des alten Griechenland, und ist selber nicht in der Lage, Ihnen von Deutschland aus zu schreiben. Die Frage ist, ob eine Möglichkeit dafür besteht, dass dieser Mann nach England oder Amerika eingeladen werden könnte, um Gastvorlesungen zu halten. Prof. Zangger schreibt mir, dass Sie über die Forsehungen des erwähnten Kollegen genau Bescheid wüssten.
   Einer Antwort an mich bedarf es nicht, da ich in dieser Angelegenheit nur Vermittler sein kann. Wenn irgendeine Möglichkeit besteht, so lassen Sie am besten eine Nachricht an Prof. Zangger gelangen, zumal ich dieser Tage nach Amerika (Princeton) fahre.
   Freundlich grüsst Sie Ihr - A. Einstein"

"Prof. Ross, University of Oxford.
      Dear colleague,
   Prof. Zangger, Professor of forensic medicine at the University of Zurich, asked me to make you aware of Prof. Stenzel in Kiel, who lost his position at the University of Kiel. He researches the history of science of ancient Greece, and is not in the psoition to contact you from Germany. The question is if there is a possibility to invite this gentleman to England or America to deliver guest lectures. Prof. Zangger writes that you are aware of the the research of the noted researcher.
   There is no need to answer me as I can only act as a messenger in this matter. If there is any possibility, it is best to send a message to Prof. Zangger, especially since I am traveling to America (Princeton) these days.
   Kind regards - Your A. Einstein"

Einstein fled from his native Germany when Adolf Hitler came to power. The scientist, who was Jewish, arrived in England while a bounty had been put on his head by the Nazis who named him an enemy of the regime. Commander Oliver Locker-Lampson, an MP and naval officer, had become politically anti-fascist in the lead up to the Second World War. Hearing that the world-famous scientist had received death threats from Nazi sympathisers in Belgium, Commander Locker-Lampson reached out to Einstein and offered him refuge at a camp on Roughton Heath near his home, Newhaven Court, in Cromer, North Norfolk. On October 17, 1933 Albert Einstein and his wife Elsa moved to the US and Albert took up a position at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, New Jersey.
Professor Julius Stenzel was a German classical philologist and philosopher. He l was a member of a disciplinary committee that expelled some Nazi students from the university in 1930 who had disturbed the service of the liberal theologian Otto Baumgarten . After the seizure of power of the National Socialists, Stenzel was denounced by a student and given a temporary leave of absence. Despite political rehabilitation, he was transferred to the University of Halle on November 1, 1933, on the basis of Section 5 of the Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service . Here he died two years later after a short, serious illness.

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(1879-1955) Theoretical physicist - the most famous scientist of the 20th century

Year of Birth: 1879

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Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879, in Ulm, Germany. His father was Hermann Einstein, a salesman and engineer, and his mother was Pauline Einstein. He had one sister, Maria, who was born two years after him. Einstein began his schooling at a Catholic elementary school in Munich at the age of five. He soon showed a passion for mathematics and science, and his teachers soon realized his potential.

In 1894, his family moved to Milan, Italy, and Albert was forced to leave school. He continued to teach himself, however, and he eventually returned to Germany and enrolled in the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich. There, he received his secondary education and graduated in 1900, with a degree in physics.

Einstein then worked as a clerk in the Swiss patent office while researching physics in his spare time. In 1905, he published four groundbreaking papers, which established the foundation for the theory of relativity. This work earned him a doctorate in physics from the University of Zurich.

In 1914, Einstein moved to Berlin and became a professor at the University of Berlin. He also became a member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences. During this time, Einstein continued to work on his theory of relativity and published more papers. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921 for his work on the theory of relativity.

Einstein's later years were spent traveling and giving lectures. During World War II, he moved to the United States to escape the Nazis and became a professor at Princeton University. He continued to work on his theories and wrote about issues such as nuclear disarmament and civil rights. Einstein died on April 18, 1955, in Princeton, New Jersey at the age of 76.

Albert Einstein is considered one of the most influential scientists of all time. His theories revolutionized the field of physics and changed the way we view the universe. His work laid the foundation for many of the advances in modern science and technology. He was an advocate for peace and human rights and his legacy continues to live on today.

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