Albert Speer





Albert Speer

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born
in Mannheim, Germany
March 19, 1905

died
September 01, 1981

gender
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Albert Speer, born Berthold Konrad Hermann Albert Speer, was a German architect who was, for a part of World War II, Minister of Armaments and War Production for the Third Reich. Speer was Adolf Hitler's chief architect before assuming ministerial office. As "the Nazi who said sorry", he accepted responsibility at the Nuremberg trials and in his memoirs for crimes of the Nazi regime. His level of involvement in the persecution of the Jews and his level of knowledge of the Holocaust remain matters of dispute.


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Inside the Third Reich, 1 of 2
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Infiltration
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Альберт Шпеер. Воспоминания
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Inside the Third Reich, 2 of 2
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Dagbok från Spandau
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Spandauer Tagebücher
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Inside the Third Reich: Mem...
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More books by Albert Speer…
“One seldom recognizes the devil when he is putting his hand on your shoulder.”
Albert Speer

“...being in a position to know and nevertheless shunning knowledge creates direct responsibility for the consequences...”
Albert Speer, Inside the Third Reich

“By no means would I describe Adolph Hitler as sexually normal in his relationships with women. In the case of Eva Braun in particular, it seems clear to me that aside from occasional passionate episodes there was no sexual activity at all for long periods of time. The effect of this on Hitler I do not know, but Eva Braun's misery was well-known at headquarters. During the long dry spells she was irritable, impatient and quick to anger. She smoked much more and was incessantly lighting one cigarette after another. By contrast, when once in a great while Hitler's more human feelings expressed themselves in a sudden cloudburst, her manner changed completely. Eva at such times was radiant, flushed with happiness. Her natural warmth and high spirits returned, and she seemed to sparkle again like the cheerful and spontaneous girl she once was.

Though it seems obscene to pity one individual human being with so many millions dead, I do believe that Eva Braun was the loneliest woman I ever knew.”
Albert Speer, Inside the Third Reich

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