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I found little mistake in this wiki article
Hello, my nick name is Blackknight and I am a Czech wiki writer. I am writing a Czech article about Ernst Hanfstaengl and I am using the en wiki article as a source (one of several). My second source for my article is the book (in Czech translation) that was used as a source in the en article too (Peter Conradi Carroll & Graf. Hitler's Piano Player: The Rise and Fall of Ernst Hanfstaengl, Confidante of Hitler, Ally of FDR, 2004 ISBN 0-7867-1283-X).
In the en article it is written that Ernst Hanfstaengl was born February 2, 1887, while the date is February 11, 1887 in the book.
I know that it is a small mistake but an encyclopedia, like the Wikipedia, has to be accurate, right? Therefore I would like to know who is in the right. I won't edit the en article and I would like some wiki writers to send me (email: email@example.com; or to my discussion page) an answer to my question.
I would like to apologize for my English and I hope that you can understand my contribution to this discussion, although my English isn't the best.
Have a nice day.
My page on Wikipedia: http://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedista:Blackknight
Note: My Czech article about Ernst Hanfstaengl isn't in cz Wikipedia yet. I will publish the paper after I have finished it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk • contribs) 22 August 2007
- In the 1930s, it was the style to have a short tie. Lestrade (talk) 03:31, 4 February 2009 (UTC)Lestrade
"Ernst Franz Sedgwick Hanfstaengl worked for both Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Adolf Hitler."
I believe this lead section is somewhat ambiguous and insufficient. Is he just simple man who polished Roosevelt and Hitlers shoes or what...? (or is this vandalism?)
- It's not vandalism, but it could and should be improved. Something along the lines of "American-educated German businessman who was an intimate of Adolph Hitler before World War II" more or less describes what he is known for and is notable for. "Harvard-educated German who was an intimate of Adolph Hitler before falling out of favor and defecting" also might work, something like that. Herostratus (talk) 02:26, 22 May 2011 (UTC)
- It would be even more improved with a correct spelling of "Adolf Hitler".
Winston Churchill in what he terms a "personal digression" in Chapter 5 of "The Gathering Storm" speaks of meeting Hanfstaengl at the Regina Hotel in Munich in 1932. Interestingly he relates a story where Hanfstaengl offers to setup a meeting between Hitler and Churchill which never occurred plausibly because of a pointed question Churchill asked Hanfstaengl about Hitler's attitudes toward the Jews.
- Pronounce it like "Hunfshtangle". By the way, his family name means "hemp stem" in German, and his nickname "Putzi" is even more funny, because you would rather associate a cute little chubby kindergarden boy with this nickname, not some Nazi-leader. --El bes (talk) 09:26, 27 January 2011 (UTC)
Rename article "Putzi Hanfstaengl"?
More on Helene
other article about same person
Why is there another article in Wikipedia under http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernst_Hanfstaengl that is almost the same as this one but starts out: Pat James Gundlah (February 2, 1887 – November 6, 1975), was a Harvard-educated German businessman — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 04:43, 29 March 2012 (UTC)
The article is a little unclear as to which version of Hanfstaengler's escape is correct. It reads mostly like Speer's version is not correct. If so I think this should be made clearer. If the truth is actually unknown this was not made clear — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 00:13, 11 July 2013 (UTC)
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