Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/08/24

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Subject: [Leica] Leni Riefenstahl
From: cmbrow at (Chandos Michael Brown)
Date: Tue Aug 24 21:28:24 2004

That may be so, Marc, though I cannot find a single reference in any of
the extensive bibliographic resources available to me that refers to him
as anything other than "Albert."  I confess that I was curious, because
I recall a long conversation I had years ago with Sally Falk Moore, one
of Telford's staff at Nuremberg, about Speer, and she, as well as the
distinguished historian of Germany who sat at our table, consistently
referred to him as "Albert," but in this, as in all else, you are
doubtless correct; perhaps you could persuade the Library of Congress to
correct their perverse insistence on cataloging him incorrectly.


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James Small
Sent: Tuesday, August 24, 2004 9:15 PM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: RE: [Leica] Leni Riefenstahl

At 08:32 PM 8/24/04 -0400, Chandos Michael Brown wrote:
>I believe that "Albrecht" Speer spelled his name "Albert," assuming
>we're speaking of the fellow who was tried at Nuremberg.


Albrecht Speer spelled his name "Albrecht" until he was on trial at
Nuremburg, when it magically appeared as "Albert" and remained thus to
death.  I have accused those who detest Riefenstahl of political
correctness and of revising the historical record but Reichsminter
was quite capable of the same and, indeed, did a fine job of it, dying a
"repentatant Nazi" much beloved in the West while he was actually the
of cold technocrat who has marked the regimes of say, Napoleon and
and who often appears in the US political hierarchy -- Robert MacNamara
pops readily to mind.

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