Albert Einstein: Original Letters in Aid of his Brethren
"In the 1930s, Einstein worked to save as many Jews from Hitler’s persecution as possible. Although overshadowed by his scientific achievements, this may have been the most remarkable of his life: he personally saved hundreds of Jewish lives. Also not widely known is his writing at the time of The Brown Book of the Hitler Terror and the Burning of the Reichstag, which documented in hard fact what few outside of Germany could imagine: concentration camps; book burnings; the brutal persecution of the Jews. It chronicled, too, Nazi complicity in the burning of the Reichstag and for this the German government condemned Einstein. A bounty was put on his head: one million dollars for the man who would kill him. This amused Einstein. “I did not know,” he said, smiling and touching his long white hair, “it was worth so much.”"