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Elspeth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-27-08 02:36 AM
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11. Also Einstein: the only social institution that stood up to Nazism was the Christian Church.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/archive/200706A19.html

From Antiques Road Show:

GUEST: I have a letter that Albert Einstein wrote to my father in 1943. In 1940, my father read a "Time Magazine" article that stated that Einstein was quoted as saying that the only social institution that stood up to Nazism was the Christian Church. My father is a Presbyterian minister in a little northern Michigan town called Harbor Springs.

APPRAISER: Uh-huh.

GUEST: And he quoted Einstein in a sermon, and a member of the congregation wrote my father a letter saying, "Where did you get your information?" So my father wrote "Time Magazine" and "Time Magazine" wrote him back, and I have that letter, too, but they didn't give the source, so my father wrote Einstein and he wrote back, saying, yes, he did say that the Christian Church was standing up to Hitler and Nazism....

(The letter was appraised at $5,000 dollars.)
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