Auction No. 106

Letters by A. Einstein and Other Illustrious Personalities, Zionism, Jewish Art, letters of Rabbis and Rebbes and Collection of letters to Sir Moses Montefiore from the archive of the late Rabbi Avraham Shisha - London - Buyer's commission 22%

March 6, 2018
Opening $ 2,000
Estimate $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
Sold for $ 2,440
Including buyer's premium

Letter from Dr. Theodor Herzl, April 15, 1899, on the importance of the society of young adults for an idealist who seeks to work for good and just ideas.

Specifications: [1] leaf, official letterhead of the Viennese newspaper Neue Freie Presse, where Herzl worked. 15X22 cm. German.

Contents: The following is a translation of the letter from German:

Honorable Sir,

Your precious letter pleased me very much. To merit young friends is the best reward for a man who does not think of himself, fame or profit, but merely seeks to work for ideas that are good and right in his eyes. The younger members of society are the guarantors that our efforts were not in vain. I wish that you and your colleagues will also treat me in the future with sympathy. I do not have time to write an article for your high school graduates' newspaper. What can I tell you about my time as a student at the Gymnasium? It was probably similar to your time as a student. At first we are glad when this time passes, and then miss it afterwards, like we miss our youth.

Best regards,
T. Herzl

Condition: Very fine. Fold marks. A few stains on the edges of the leaf without damage to text.

Herzl, Jabotinsky & Ben Gurion