However, the Allies in their strategic bombing campaign did not concentrate on industry, and Speer, with his improvisational skill, was able to overcome bombing losses.
Because of shortages of labor, the construction workers had to work in two ten- to twelve-hour shifts to have the chancellery completed by early January Speer employed thousands of workers in two shifts.
All I wanted was for this great man to dominate the globe. Hitler appointed Speer, whose work for Goebbels had impressed him, to manage the building site for Troost. Speer both claims responsibility for too much and yet fails to reveal the true extent of his failings.
In spite of these losses, German production of tanks more than doubled inproduction of planes increased by 80 percent, and production time for submarines was reduced from one year to two months.
That document excluded Speer from the Cabinet and specified that Speer was to be replaced by his subordinate, Karl-Otto Saur. He also appointed Speer his minister of industry and production.
That Nuremberg rally was the archetype of what became identifiable as a Nazi-style of public rallies as spectacles, characterized by huge crowds of uniformed marchers, striking lighting effects, and impressive flag displays directed by Speer.
Nicholas Thompson, The Hawk and the Dove: I will take action without regard to rank and prestige. Hitler seemed calm and somewhat distracted, and the two had a long, disjointed conversation in which the dictator defended his actions and informed Speer of his intent to commit suicide and have his body burned.
Although Speer had given a speech at the conference that same morning, he claimed to have left before Himmler gave his speech in the afternoon.
For instance, the use of the Me as a bomber instead of as a fighter as it was originally designed. He—like many other Nazi Party members and SS officers—concluded that he could expect no mercy once captured. The task force immediately began implementing plans to expand the use of slave labour in the aviation manufacturing.
But the fact is that none of it happened; our witness to this is Speer himself.
It was eventually dismantled by the Soviets. The gassing of Jews began at the latest in the spring of Hitler also commissioned him to refurbish Berlin, a project for which Speer prepared grandiose designs that were never completed.
Speer described this as his most beautiful work, and as the only one that stood the test of time. As for Hitler, Speer observed that he described "difficult situations in which he himself had been involved and in which some fortunate turn of events had again and again saved him.
Speer sent Hitler a bitter letter, concluding with an offer of his resignation.Post-war, Speer sought to downplay his involvement with these projects and claimed that onlysquare meters had been completed). According to Buggeln, the Rüstungsstab played a key role in maintaining and increasing production of fighter aircraft and V-2 rockets.
Albert Speer was a German architect who is known in the history as ‘the man who built Nazi Germany’ and also ‘the Nazi who said sorry’ for accepting moral responsibility of the atrocities his Nazi party committed.
In the World War II, Hitler appointed him as the Minister of Place Of Birth: Mannheim, Baden, Germany. Albert Speer discusses why he was drawn to Hitler; his last meeting with Hitler; his involvement in the Third Reich as the architect and Minister of Armaments; his personal insight into Hitler’s personality; Hitler’s post-war plans for Germany; his beliefs on what Germany would have been if Hitler had won the war; his knowledge of what was happening in concentration camps; his prison.
As Allied troops and the U.N.
War Crimes Commission closed in on Flensburg, one Nazi emerged as a man of particular interest: Albert Speer, the brilliant architect, minister of armaments and war production for the Third Reich and a close friend to Hitler.
Known to history as 'The Nazi Who Said Sorry", Albert Speer is far from a simple man to understand. His overall level of involvement in the persecution of Jews throughout Europe and his overall knowledge of the Holocaust have been in dispute ever since the end of World War II.
His level of involvement in the persecution of the Jews, and his level of knowledge of the Holocaust remain matters of dispute.
Speer joined the Nazi Party in His architectural skills made him increasingly prominent within the Party and he became a member of Hitler's inner circle.Download