EINSTEIN, ALBERT. 1879-1955.
HOW CAN IT BE ASSURED THAT GERMANY DOES NOT BECOME DANGEROUS AGAIN
Typed Letter Signed (A. Einstein), 1 p, 4to, Princeton, January 29, 1946, to Robert P. Sharkey of the Daily Princetonian, with blind-stamped letterhead, leaf creased and moderately toned with light stain affecting center left margin.
Einstein writes a letter to a student journalist who has apparently asked him to comment on the affairs of Germany. In part: I gave up German citizenship when I was 15 years of age and became Swiss citizen at 21. This citizenship I held until my naturalization as an American Citizen in 1940
For these reasons I was interested in German affairs only insofar as the international problem made it unavoidable. Also today there is for me only one question: how can it be assured that Germany does not become dangerous again to the rest of the world. I do not believe that any kind of education from outside can solve this problem. Only a more realistic approach can help.