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Albert Einstein's 'God Letter' fetches $2.9 million at auction

Updated : December 06, 2018 08:06 PM IST

Albert Einstein's 'God Letter' was sold for a whopping $2.9 million at a Christie's auctions.

The letter was expected to fetch $1.5 million. Written on January 3, 1654, the letter was addressed to Jewish philosopher Eric Gutkind.

The then-75-year-old Einstein was not widely known for his discussion of religion but was moved by Gutkind's book 'choose life: the biblical call to revolt.'

Einstein discussed his inner-most thoughts about God and religion in the letter.

"The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the bible a collection of honorable but still primitive legends. No interpretation, no matter how subtle, can (for me) change anything about this," said Albert Einstein in his 'God Letter.'

The letter was previously sold for $4,04,000 back in 2008. It was again put up on auction on Ebay at a starting price of $3 million in 2012 though it appears to have not been sold at that time.
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