The Einstein Charity

In October 1 2018, Alexander Bitar History had the great honour of announcing a truly remarkable and important charity sale regarding one of the most significant Albert Einstein papers in private hands. Together with Stockholms Auktionsverk, the unique charity auction included that the highest bidder would obligate to donate the manuscript to The Nobel Prize Museum in Stockholm, Sweden so that it would be available for public view.

The item in question is the very first published work by Einstein after receiving his Nobel Prize in physics in 1922. In the manuscript, Einstein incorporate a variant of his General Theory of Relativity from 1915. Another remarkable feature is that the manuscript was owned by Nobel laureate Max von Laue for more than 25 years. It’s simply the ultimate Nobel item!

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The manuscript was successfully sold on December 5 2018 and in June 18 2019, the ceremony was held at The Nobel Prize Museum in Stockholm where the manuscript was officially handed over by the donors Åsa and Per Taube. Mr. Taube stated that “this is a very unique document that we want many to enjoy thus we felt that The Nobel Prize Museum is the best home for the item”.

Erika Lanner, the museum’s curator, said that “the interest of Albert Einstein is always huge among our visitors; this manuscript helps us to tell the story about his work and the situation regarding his Nobel Prize, which in fact wasn’t given for his Theory of Relativity”.

Alexander Bitar History would like to take this opportunity to publically thank Åsa and Per Taube for their great generosity. It’s people like them that enrich history and helps the culture heritage to grow stronger for the next generations.