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March 19, 1905 – September 1, 1981. Albert Speer. Albert Speer. Albert Speer was born in Mannheim, Germany on March 19, 1905. He was educated in architecture at the Institute of Technology in Karlsruhe, and later at the Universities of Munich and Berlin.

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Albert speer
Albert Speer

  • Albert Speer was born in Mannheim, Germany on March 19, 1905.

  • He was educated in architecture at the Institute of Technology in Karlsruhe, and later at the Universities of Munich and Berlin.

  • He later joined the Nazi Party and became the personal architect of Adolf Hitler.


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Albert Speer

  • Albert Speer joined the Nazi Party in January 1931 and after Hitler became chancellor, he was appointed as his personal architect.

  • Speer served Hitler with devotion and efficiency.


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Albert Speer

  • Speer was rewarded with many commissions.

    -He designed parade grounds, searchlights, and banners of the Nuremberg Party Congress in 1934.

  • He became Inspector General of the Reich and was one of the most loyal members of the Nazi regime.


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Albert Speer

  • In 1942, after Fritz Todt was killed, Albert Speer became the new Minister of Armaments.

  • He later took on the grander title of Minister of Armaments and War Production.


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Albert Speer

  • In 1943, Speer took over part of Hermann Goering’s responsibilities as planner of the German War economy.

  • He then inherited Organization Todt, an organization using forced labor for construction of roads and defenses.


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Albert Speer

  • Under his direction of Organization Todt, economic production reached its peak in 1944.

  • In 1946 though, Albert Speer was tried and found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity and was shut away in the Spandau Prison for 20 years.


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Albert Speer

  • After he was released from prison in 1966, Albert Speer published his memoirs.

  • Inside The Third Reich (1970) and Spandau, The Secret Diaries (1976)


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Albert Speer

  • On September 1, 1981 Albert Speer died of cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 76.

  • On May 18, 2005 a documentary about Albert Speer portrayed him being complicit in the genocide of Jews.


Works cited
Works Cited

  • http://www.aushwitz.dk/speer.htm

  • http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocast/speer/.html

  • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/GERspeer.htm

  • www.google.com/search?q=albert+speer

  • http://www.nndb.com/people/203/000025128

  • http://www.dataphone.se/~ms/speer/welcome2.htm


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