Ambition, greed, opportunity, the joy of using brute force to have their way had no doubt galvanized the chauffeureska. Speer apologized to the court and claimed responsibility for the slave labor, saying he should have known but did not. When Hitler remonstrated, and said it was not for Speer to decide how his workers should be used, Speer simply ignored him.
That was the whole point of my buildings. His autobiography, Inside the Third Reichis the most closely observed portrait of Hitler ever written.
No department head could be older than 55—anyone older being susceptible to "routine and arrogance"  —and no deputy older than The relationship will always amaze.
There was a chauffeureska side to him after all. Its aim was to ensure the preservation and growth of fighter aircraft production. Abruptly appointed Minister of Armaments in FebruarySpeer revealed outstanding managerial skills.
Speer knew his best chance to survive was to cooperate and seem indispensable to the Americans, and his cooperation had a strange effect on his interrogators.
Strategic Bombing Survey interrogated Speer in May They belonged to the various sub-camps of Mittelbau-DoraMauthausen-GusenBuchenwald and other camps.
Speer made no mention of it in the first draft of Inside the Third Reich, and it was only on the urgent advice of his publisher that he added a mention of seeing the ruins of the Central Synagogue in Berlin from his car. But it was in the misrepresentation of reality that Speer really outdid himself.
When Speer sought the appointment of Hanke as a labor czar to optimize the use of German and slave labor, Hitler, under the influence of Martin Bormanninstead appointed Fritz Sauckel. But in order to achieve that, they hoped to learn more about how Germany had maintained its war machine while withstanding heavy bombing.
Hitler, believing the British would not actually take action, ordered an invasion plan should be readied for a target date of September January 8, Adolf Hitler and Albert Speer in Speer was one among millions of Germans suddenly without clear values or purposes; Hitler was an experience waiting to happen to them, filling a void created by the general moral collapse.
This huge work was able to holdpeople. Hitler appointed Speer, whose work for Goebbels had impressed him, to manage the building site for Troost. Remilitarization of the Rhineland and German involvement in the Spanish Civil War As early as FebruaryHitler announced that rearmament must begin, albeit clandestinely at first, as to do so was in violation of the Versailles Treaty.
A main goal was obtaining soldiers from the senior allies such as Italy and Hungary and workers and food supplies from subservient allies such as Vichy France. Like Unity, he came from a civilized and prosperous background.
Most people have since suspected that he elaborated this strategy to save himself from the gallows he deserved. My heart would begin to race, I would become breathless, the diaphragm would seem to grow heavy, and I would get the impression that my blood pressure was rising tremendously In true German Romantic spirit, indeed, the fact that such art had led to destruction and death on an unprecedented scale served to certify its greatness.
Among the grandiose projects they actually achieved were the Reich Chancellery in Berlin and the Nuremberg stadium for staging the annual rallies which expressed the power of the Nazi party. But little other activity occurred until May, so the period became known as the " Phoney War ".
InHitler gave Speer the opportunity to fulfill his youthful architectural ambitions by appointing him Inspector General of the Reich. Consumer goods were still being produced at nearly as high a level as during peacetime.
He read continuously, tended a garden and, against prison rules, wrote the notes for what would become bestselling books, including Inside the Third Reich. Speer reiterated this claim in his memoirs to show that he had been up to that supposed challenge,  and some of his biographers, most notably Joachim Fest, have followed that account.
Whatever the tongue might say, the heart was unchanged. Speer and Milch played a key role in directing the activities of the agency, while the day-to-day operations were handled by Chief of Staff Karl Saurthe head of the Technical Office in the Armaments Ministry.
No fewer than five "Supreme Authorities" had jurisdiction over armament production—one of which, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, had declared in November that conditions did not permit an increase in armament production.
On learning through a clandestine look at the Soviet plans that the Soviet design included two colossal figures seemingly about to overrun the German site, Speer modified his design to include a cubic mass which would check their advance, with a huge eagle on top looking down on the Soviet figures.
His legacy as an architect was ephemeral: Nazi officials sometimes went around Speer by seeking direct orders from the dictator.It looks like you've lost connection to our server. Please check your internet connection or reload this page.
Albert Speer: Albert Speer, German architect who was Adolf Hitler’s chief architect (–45) and minister for armaments and war production (–45). Speer studied at the technical schools in Karlsruhe, Munich, and Berlin, and acquired an. The Candor and Lies of Nazi Officer Albert Speer The minister of armaments was happy to tell his captors about the war machine he had built.
But it was a different story when he was asked about. May 09, · MUNICH Making a filmed dramatization of Albert Speer's memoirs, ''Inside the Third Reich,'' poses great problems. Those problems become enormous if you assume that the version presented by Hitler.
Nazi Germany is also known as the Third Reich, from German Drittes Reich, meaning "Third Realm" or "Third Empire", the first two being the Holy Roman Empire and the German Empire. The Nazi regime ended after the Allied Powers defeated Germany in Mayending World War II in Europe.
The German architect Albert Speer was a favorite of Adolf Hitler, who put him in charge of the Third Reich’s building projects and later made him minister of armaments.
Speer was spared the death penalty at Nuremburg, consistently denied he had any knowledge of the extermination of the Jews, and.Download