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  • Colonel Sennef
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    Another historian I admired.
    His work on Hitler is unsurpassed, but I put a thin question mark on how sympathetically he portrayed Speer, whom he was able to meet. The reason that of all Nazi's, Speer is the one best liked/least detested by the general public, is because of how Fest portrayed him; giving him credibility for his claim to have known nothing of the Holocaust, or perhaps just enough not to want to find out more.
    I sometimes think Speer just wrapped him around his finger.

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  • R.N. Armstrong
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    Thanks for the notice. He did a great piece of work.

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  • Jim H. Moreno
    started a topic Hitler biographer Joachim Fest dies

    Hitler biographer Joachim Fest dies

    "German historian and publisher Joachim Fest, author of a landmark biography of Adolf Hitler, has died aged 79, German media reported on Tuesday."

    Hitler biographer Joachim Fest dies

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