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I wonder if the story is a distorted version of an earlier story about Antoinne Lavoisier, one of history's greatest scientists, who lost his head in the Reign of Terror. Lavoisier was also a “fermier général”, a tax collector: this is why he was arrested and judged to be guilty by the Revolutionary Tribunal. However, it is probable that the envy of a ...


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There is such a quote floating around. But it is of some dubious quality, only written down long after the fact, by people not involved in the actual conversation. The saying is dated to 1933, said by Hitler to Bosch in a private meeting. Bosch then told his version to colleagues. And those start to write down this anecdote years after the war, starting ...


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Sort of, and "perhaps". There is a saying that is attributed to him, similar to the one used in the movie, but coming from a poisoned well of unreliability. There seems to be no reliable written record by himself and this does not seem to appear in any of his official and transcribed speeches. But even in the documented variant there is ample doubt ...


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