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Submitted by: Richard Raiber <raiber@UDel.Edu> I should like to make subseribers aware of my experience with Peter Stahl aka Gregory Douglas aka Yetta Schwarz, and doubtless others. Several years ago he sent me a copy of a map which he said he had found in a German officer's map case which he had purchased. The map was a plan of FHQu "Wolfschanze." It showed changes in the Anlage reflecting additions, reinforcemnents, and renovations to the bunkers generated at the time of the last construction period, i.e., ispring/summer 1944. The only previous contemporary plan of the "Wolfschanze" currently known to exist is dated autumn 1942; thus, Stahl's plan, if genuine, plan, would have been a significant find, and he knows it. However, Stahl's plan showed features which had been eliminated in the spring/summer 1944 reconstruction and could not have appeared on any plan drawn in that period, e.g., a building which had been torn down in 1943. It also did not show a new, concrete-surfaced road which was built in 1943 or 1944. Stahl could not have known about these changes. What he had done was to reproduce the genuine, autumn 1942 plan and ADD bunkers, especially in Sperrkreis I, according to the accurate plan drawn by, and included in, Peter Hoffmann's "Hitler's Personal Security" as well as in the latest editions of his "The German Resistance." Stahl knew I had visited the ruins of the "Wolfschanze" near Ketrzyn/Rastenburg several times. In his covering letter, with which his absolutely bogus and fraudlent "plan" was enclosed, he asked me to verify it as genuine. I replied, without identifying the incorrect features on it which exposed it as a fraud, that I knew what he had done, that he was dishonest, and that if I ever heard that he had tried to work his scam again, I would stand up to be counted. Ergo, my hand is hereby raised. Although I returned his copy with my letter to him, I kept a copy of it as insurance. I, too, was circularized by a "Yetta Schwarz" concerning a "wonderful new book soon to be published about the Berliner Fuehrerbunker, derived from newly discovered, original documents, including previously unknown U.S. Army Signal Corps photographs (which had never been filed in Washington), unpublished architectural plans, etc., etc. When I wrote to "Yetta Schwarz," at the return address given, my letter was returned with stamp undeliverable; this is the address of the Empire State Building in New York. I discussed this with Peter Hoffmann, and we both decided it sounded familiarly like a typical Peter Stahl fiction. Perhaps he felt the hot breath of exposure: at any rate, this book has never been published to my knowledge. [...] I urgently caution all subscribers to be aware of Peter Stahl. He is smart, in a cunning, sly sort of way, and, doubtless, knows better than again to use his name as such--if Peter Stahl is, indeed, is true name. Therefore, I advise that, if an H German subscriber is solicited concerning an article or book which seems to be incredible, Peter Stahl is probably at the root of it, so caveat emptor! R. Raiber, M.D. tel.: 302 994 0445 102 Sheffield Drive Hockessin, DE 19707-1701 firstname.lastname@example.org