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At 12:58 AM 8/26/04 -0400, Chandos Michael Brown wrote: >I, too, share your concern with the "facts," Marc, which you here deploy >as an aggressive assault on views that you don't share. Nonetheless, >you made a specific claim that Albert Speer "changed" his name during or >after Nuremburg. I don't much care whether this is true or not; my >interest derives solely from the happenstance that I interacted on a >regular basis for some years with an attorney who was instrumental in >securing him a place at Spandau. The last, Chandos, is a remarkable way of suggesting that this fellow defended Speer at Nuremburg? I have the name, though not at hand, of his defense attorney, who was a German. Is this the fellow to whom you refer? (The choice presented to the tribunal was acquittal -- imprisonment at Spandau -- death, and it took no special legal eagleisms to get him to serve his term at Spandau though it did take some genius to keep him off the gallows. And, pray, understand that I DEEPLY disapprove of the death penalty and feel that its application at Nuremburg, as so many of the rulings from the tribunal, was wrong, wrong, wrong.) If my understanding about Speer's choice of the spelling of his first name is in error, I can only stand corrected. I do have a copy buried away in my files of his original certification as an Engineer and Architect in the name of "Albrecht" and I recall that this was the spelling of the name on his birth certificate, as well. But, then, the issue is really a red herring, isn't it? Marc firstname.lastname@example.org FAX: +540/343-7315 Cha robh b?s fir gun ghr?s fir!