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Originally posted by amigo
I think we read the same article, I just read it back when. I wonder how do we find out whether the story is true or not. Tesla was in his final years in the early 1940s living in Hotel New Yorker, but who he met with or was friends with might not be easy to find out knowing that the "authorities" cleaned up his room upon his death...
Also, how reliable is Eric Orion of Florida, in his claims regarding Otto Skorzeny? Was this something Otto said so to him in private or was it notarized and sworn in? A video tape of the death bed confession would be a nice confirmation...
it is only in 1924, when he was serving his sentence in Landsberg fortress, that Hitler fully and openly affirmed his charismatic claim: he, and no one else, is the 'Great Man' awaited by the German people. It is at this moment that he declares he is endowed with a 'mission'; even to be the envoy of 'Providence'.2 The assertion of this claim seems to correspond to the moment when his 'idea' becomes stabilised and it is also the moment that Hitler was able to test the 'strength of his word' - his capacity for persuasion and his prophetic and visionary skills - in front of very different audiences.
But, just two years earlier, the Nazi dictator lacked charisma to attract even the attention of a petty servant, the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, who is the sole surviving Mitford sister, has claimed here.
Originally posted by Karlhungis
The Bush family may be a dubious bunch, but I find it hard to believe that Bush SR would have a man assassinated to keep him from spilling the beans that Curious George was modeled after him.
Originally posted by HellcatEmi
So how does this fit in with the theorized blood ties between the Bush family and the British monarchy?
Originally posted by SaviorComplex
Wasn't George Scherff living in the United States long before WWII and the rise of Nazism?
[edit on 26-2-2008 by SaviorComplex]
Originally posted by TheComte
That may very well be true, but that doesn't preclude the man from having Nazi sympathies or believing in Nazi ideology. There were quite a few Nazis living in America in the years leading up to WWII.
In the meantime Tesla and George Scherff, who was his financial secretary but also served in any way in which he could be helpful, were melting the lead which would hold the lag screws in the holes in the floor. Scherff took the first large ladleful of lead from the furnace and started across the laboratory to where the holes had been drilled, followed shortly by Tesla bearing another ladle.
Scherff bent down, and as he poured the hot liquid metal into one of the holes an explosion followed instantly. The molten lead was blown upward into his face in a shower of searing hot drops of liquid metal. The water which the assistant used to swab the floor had settled into the holes and, when the melted lead come in contact with it, it was changed to steam which shot the lead out of the hole like a bullet out of the barrel of a riffle. Both men were showered with drops of hot metal and dropped their ladles. Tesla, being several feet away, was only slightly injured; but Scherff was very seriously burned about the face and hands. Drops of the metal had struck his eyes and so severely burned them that it was feared for a while that his sight could not be saved.
“On January 4, 1943, Tesla’s faithful assistant, George Scherff, visited Tesla for the last time, Tesla was found deceased in his hotel room on the morning of January 8. 1943. He had passed away between those four days since Scherff’s visit.”