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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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  - Hooray Einstein!  panader0   May-26-08 06:12 PM   #1 
  - Thank you for serving your country.  JackRiddler   May-26-08 06:16 PM   #2 
  - :) He's sort of like a scientific version of Lennon.  BlooInBloo   May-26-08 06:18 PM   #3 
  - He was one damn smart man.  lonestarnot   May-26-08 06:21 PM   #4 
  - This from the man  Thothmes   May-26-08 07:10 PM   #5 
  - Something he came to regret...  JackRiddler   May-26-08 07:23 PM   #7 
  - Today we should be mourning our losses because of our blind  bonito   May-26-08 07:10 PM   #6 
  - He really should have qualified that a little.  tuvor   May-26-08 07:46 PM   #8 
  - Clearly not what he's talking about.  JackRiddler   May-27-08 12:20 AM   #9 
  - Avoiding service in WWII would have been disgusting.  Indenturedebtor   May-27-08 02:06 AM   #10 
  - Also Einstein: the only social institution that stood up to Nazism was the Christian Church.  Elspeth   May-27-08 02:36 AM   #11 
  - I don't know. The Catholic Chirch collaborated with Nazis in France  alarimer   May-27-08 07:39 AM   #13 
     - There were a lot of Lutherans who opposed the Nazis like Dietrich Bonhoeffer  Elspeth   May-27-08 12:20 PM   #14 
  - NOW!!!  nathan hale   May-27-08 06:51 AM   #12 
 

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