Cutting the Gordian Knot
- research report on so-called "Armenian Quote"
(Hitlers second secret speech, August 22, 1939)
Cutting the Gordian Knot
The so-called “Armenian Quote”
In autumn 2007 a German scholar not only solved the problem but also cut the Gordian knot when verifying the L-3-version and at first publishing a Xerox-copy of the text itself. Richard Albrecht, a legitimate scholar of comparative genocide research, published an abridged version of his research report at Shaker p.h.[].
The English summary is copyleft:
“Who is, after all, today speaking about the destruction of the Armenians ?“ Research report on Adolf Hitlers secret speech to this Supreme Commanders, August 22th 1939
The latest piece as published by Dr Richard Albrecht is not only a scholarly text but also a research report. The author, an experienced German political scientist, and social psychologist, focuses on a specific document and its various relationships: the L-3-text as this version of a secret speech the former German popular, and military, leader, Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler delivered to his Supreme Commanders and General´s Corps on Thursday, August 22nd, 1939, at Obersalzberg near Berchtesgaden. As a proof, this address which consists of two parts, played an important role at the Nuremberg Trial against the main war criminals hold from November 14th, 1945, to October 1st, 1946.
The authors research report presents, and scholarly comments, these two texts: (i) the second printing of the German version of the L-3-text which at first was printed (1944) within a German-spoken magazine exiled antifascist had published in Chile; (ii) the first printing of the original German version of the L-3-text which, until now, was not published. The author values Hitlers second secret speech, August 22, 1939, as a key document in 20th century history (and not only the German one).
When discussing, and applying, all relevant features scholarly accepted as leading principles of classifying documents as authentic, the author not only works out that the L-3-document as translated and brought in a few days later at August 25th, 1939, by the US-newspaper man Louis P. Lochner (1887-1975) from Associated Press, and first published in 1942, whenever compared with any other version of the Hitlerspeech – above all the Nuremberg-documents 798-PS, 1014 PS, and Raeder-27, as produced by a dubious witness after realising the L-3-version, too – this version must
be regarded as the one which most likely sums up and expresses what Hitler said – for what Hitler really said in his notorious second speech was only written down simultaneously during his speech by one of his auditors: Wilhelm Canaris (1887-1945), at that time chief of the military secret service within the Third Reich.
In his research report Richard Albrecht discusses also arguments the very phalanx of L-3-negotiators strategically used, from the very beginning at the Nuremberg Trial until nowadays, emphasizing that until now nobody of these guys self-naming historians had ever seen the original L-3-version. In his outlook the author accents
that publishing the original L-3-version opens another field for specific scholarly research work. Moreover, there is still a lot to do for further historians whenever working as legitimate scholars, and historical detectives. Richard Albrecht: „Wer redet heute noch von der Vernichtung der Armenier?“ Adolf Hitlers Geheimrede am 22. August 1939 (Aachen: Shaker, 2007, 104 p. [= Allgemeine
Rechtswissenschaft; Genozidpolitik im 20. Jahrhundert, Band 3]), 104 p., ISBN 978-3-8322-6695-0, 19.80 €; [[http://www.shaker.de/shop/978-3-8322-6695-0]]
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