NEW YORK: A handwritten letter by Albert Einstein during which the physicist doubts the existence of God was auctioned Tuesday for $2.89 million.
It was a report for an Einstein letter and much surpassed its estimated worth of $1.0-1.5 million, Christie’s mentioned.
A 1939 letter during which Einstein warned then president Franklin D. Roosevelt about Germany’s atom bomb preparations was auctioned for $2.1 million in 2002.
Within the letter offered on Tuesday, dated 1954 and written in German to thinker Eric Gutkind, Einstein mentioned he didn’t consider in God.
“The phrase God is for me nothing however the expression and product of human weaknesses,” Einstein wrote.
“The Bible, a set of venerable however nonetheless slightly primitive legends.”
The letter was final offered in 2008 to a non-public collector for $404,000, Christie’s mentioned.