Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Einstein hosts a dinner for the Conference on Jewish Relations

    Albert Einstein Typed Letter Signed. Two pages of a bifolium, on his blind embossed letterhead, 5.5" x 8.5". Princeton, New Jersey; March 12, 1936. A letter to sociologist Sigmund Mendelsohn inviting him to a dinner hosted by Einstein on behalf of the Conference on Jewish Relations. In part: "To all lovers of truth in human relations, it must be heart warming to know that a group of scholars and scientists in our leading universities have banded together under the leadership of Professor Morris R. Cohen to promote scientific and research in regard to the basic factors which determine the position of the Jew in the modern world..."

    Cohen founded the Conference on Jewish Relations in 1933 in response to increasing anti-Semitism in the United States and Adolph Hitler's growing power in Europe. Cohen's stated goal was to collect and analyze data on "the true state of Jewish social, economic, and political activism in the present as well as in the past..." By 1936, membership had grown to more than six hundred, including Einstein.

    Condition: The letter is written on the first and fourth page of a bifolium, making it ideal for display. Age-toned, darker along the center fold. Light soiling, and some wear along the horizontal folds.

    Reference: A Passion for the True and Just: Felix and Lucy Kramer Cohen and the Indian New Deal, by Alice Kehoe. University of Arizona Press, 2014.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2016
    5th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,242

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $200,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $200,000 and $2,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 March 4 Rare Books Signature Auction Books Signature Auction - New York .

    Learn about consigning with us

    The resulting auction of my property overwhelmed me. I want to thank Tom Slater and the Heritage team for a very satisfactory experience and profitable result with my historical consignment.
    Henry L.,
    Lexington, KY
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 July 16 - 18 The Armstrong Family Collection III Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 July 16 - 18 The Armstrong Family Collection III Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $4,640,331