Einstein, Albert.  Typed Letter Signed, 1 p, 4to, Princeton, January 29, 1945, to Robert Sharkey, re: his interest in the fate of Germany, framed.
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EINSTEIN, ALBERT. 1879-1955.
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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.”
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