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Sue for Bob
Did Hauptmann Build That Ladder?
Tue Jan 9, 2018 08:06

Maybe Hauptmann needed a translator?

Maybe not.

He answered intelligently and cleverly like someone who fully understood what he was being asked.

I think there was a big difference between how he answered and how his answers got interpreted.

His answers were not appreciated for what they were.

  • Hauptmann as carpenterbob mills for sue and richard, Mon Jan 8 11:44
    Hauptmann apparently made a decent living as a carpenter. A German immigrant with less than requisite skills for major work would not have done so, I feel sure. When asked by Wilentz, "Did you build... more
    • Very well said Richard. Myself, I think Hauptman would have made a much better ladder than the LKC one because he was semi-skilled at least in carpentry. The German people are a proud sort to start... more
    • I am a capenter!Richard E Sloan, Tue Jan 9 09:35
      I think Bruno built the ladder and said "I am a carpenter" as a defensive ploy, to distance himself from the possibility that he could have built it. (By the way, he was claiming that it was a rank... more
    • Did Hauptmann Build That Ladder? — Sue for Bob, Tue Jan 9 08:06
      • "I AM A CARPENTER" (dismissively)bob mills for sue and rrichard, Wed Jan 10 05:36
        We now have two Bruno Richard Hauptmanns to consider. One is the Aryan supremacist of Dudley Schonfeld's imagining, who saw himself as beyond human limitations, inflexible, always unwilling to admit... more
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