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Old May 15th, 2016, 12:33 PM   #1
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From his 2008 book, Shadow Pasts


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Old May 15th, 2016, 12:35 PM   #2
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Old May 15th, 2016, 08:19 PM   #3
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My only thought is that Rubinstein's opinions have to be viewed in the context that he thinks (or at one time thought) James Maybrick was Jack the Ripper.

This is his comment on the "Diary":
"it has simply not been shown to be a fake, which it would have been in ten minutes if it actually is one."

This is an academic historian.
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"it has simply not been shown to be a fake, which it would have been in ten minutes if it actually is one."


Ten minutes ?
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Old May 16th, 2016, 07:17 AM   #5
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I blame you, How. If only you'd given up your tea break....but no, you had to have your cup of tea and pot of eels.
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Old May 16th, 2016, 07:30 AM   #6
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"it has simply not been shown to be a fake, which it would have been in ten minutes if it actually is one."


Ten minutes ?
It takes academics slightly longer than the rest of us to form groundless opinions. They first have to extricate their heads...
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Old May 16th, 2016, 03:16 PM   #7
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The reason I underlined the word 'ten' was that there has been another diary which an academic historian believed in.....and saw his reputation tarnished a bit despite eventually changing his mind.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitler_Diaries
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Old May 16th, 2016, 04:04 PM   #8
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MONDAY : Himmler's coming to dinner again. I am fed up with eating bloody chicken.

TUESDAY : The insurance company's still dragging its feet over the Reichstag fire. These people are great at taking your money but when it's time to pay out, not a sausage.

WEDNESDAY : Eva nagging me to tidy up the back yard, so I reoccupied the Rhineland. She still won't shut up, though.

THURSDAY : Goering sat on my toilet and demolished it.

FRIDAY : Had to wait in all day for plumber.

SATURDAY : Was doing very well until Crew Alexandra let me down. Maybe I should give up the pools.

SUNDAY : Took day off.
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It's Crewe Alexandra, Bob.

But I'm not surprised about Goering. He was famous for his explosive farts.
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Sorry, typo, Chris. A fine old club - which Adolf frequented.
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