| "Uncle Alf" |
POD: c. 1913
|Type of Appearance:||Contemporary reference|
|Religion:||Judaism (according to Sgt. Hitler's report)|
Madame Lea was a Jewish fortune teller in Lille, France. Her residence was often used as a meeting place for anti-German agitators.  One such meeting was broken-up by Feldwebel Adolf Hitler of the German Feldgendarmerie in 1929. Hitler (who visualized the fortune teller as fat, mustachioed, and greasy) was disappointed that Madame Lea was not at the meeting herself, but was hopeful that she would do something else to get herself arrested in short order.
Lea fits the profile of the "Gypsy fortune teller" stock character of popular fiction, yet Hitler consistently refers to her as a Jewess. It is possible that Harry Turtledove, who has repeatedly proven he knows the difference, intended for Hitler to be mistaken about Lea's background.