Erinnerungen, memories is a memoir written by albert speer, the nazi minister of armaments from 1942 to 1945, serving as adolf hitlers main architect before this period. The main body of the book effectively ends when speer, by this point having joined karl donitzs government seated. This book should not be missed by readers who enjoy the history of wwii and its protagonists. Architecture 19321942 is a lucid, wideranging study of an important neoclassical architect. This movie is based on speer s autobiography of the same name. Download pdf albert speer free online new books in. Speer came to the attention of hitler in his capacity as an architect. An architect by training, speer joined the nazi party in 1931. At the end of this impressively researched book, the author hints at perhaps a closer relationship than friendship, not supported by fact but a good explanation for speer s ability to manipulate hitler. A fascinating new life of albert speer, germanys chief architect and minister of armaments during world war ii, reveals adolf hitlers trusted confidant to have been far more devoted to national socialist regime ideologies and complicit in.
Berthold konrad hermann albert speer german march 19, 1905 september 1, 1981 was a german architect who was, for a part of world war ii, minister of armaments and war production for nazi germany. Speer was adolf hitler s chief architect before assuming ministerial office. History audio books albert speer inside the third reich part 01. Albert speer architect biography, buildings, projects. This is an interesting and very insightful book about speer who some say was hitlers only friend, which gives us a close look at the inner circle especially the architectural dreams that they shared together. 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. Albert speer the nazi general signs a typescript of the united states declaration of war on germany. He was the chief architect of the third reich and adolf hitler s confidant. First published in 1985 to an acute and critical reception, albert speer.
Nazi architect albert speer saved himself from hanging by claiming ignorance of the holocaust then made a fortune from his memoirs in prison. In his bestselling autobiography, albert speer, minister of armaments and chi. Hitlers architect is a biography of albert speer written in 2015 by martin. His grandfather, albert friedrich speer, was also an architect. An architect, speer 19051981 was appointed inspectorgeneral of the reich by hitler in 1937.
Inside the third reich is an inside account of nazi germany from one of hitler s top aides and revered architect, albert speer. He was the chief architect of the third reich and adolf hitler. Nazi architect speers daughter sold his paintings to fund. Nazi architect albert speer saved himself with ignorance. If hitler ever had any friends, speer would have been his closest. In january 1938 hitler appointed speer as berlins inspector general of building. A model of adolf hitlers plan for germania berlin formulated under the direction of albert speer, looking north toward the volkshalle at the top of the frame. Albert speer was a young architect and academic who became fascinated with hitler and the nsdap around 1930. Books by albert speer author of inside the third reich. Albert speer is the only leading nazi to take responsibility for his actions during world war ii. At a construction site in 1935, decorator gerdy troost center is flanked by architect albert speer far left and their common client adolf hitler second from right. Speer, adolf hitlers architect of choice, happens to be responsible for one of the boldest. He was speaking of adolf hitlers reich chancellery, designed in 1938 by albert speer. However, he managed to become one of the most influential people in nazi germany and a confidant of hitler.
Hitler instructed him to design and construct structures including the reich chancellery and the nazi party rally grounds in nuremberg. Albert speer download ebook pdf, epub, tuebl, mobi. Click download or read online button to get albert speer book now. Here is a new group of dramatic and harrowing stories of the holocaust. But he mislaid the tape recording of their meeting and it was lost.
In his bestselling autobiography, albert speer, minister of armaments and chief architect of nazi germany, repeatedly insisted he knew nothing of the genocidal crimes of hitler s third reich. The first half deals with speer and hitler planning and building monuments to the nazi party. Erinnerungen, memories is a memoir written by albert speer, the nazi minister of armaments from 1942 to 1945, serving as adolf hitler s main architect before this period. He later published popular books about the third reich. Hitler, with his interest in architecture, dreamed of rebuilding berlin to a new capital of his new thousand year reich. His architectural skills made him increasingly prominent within the party, and he became a member of hitlers inner circle. In 1978 robert hughes interviewed albert speer, the architect of hitler s grim vision. After world war ii, speer was convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity and sentenced to 20 years in prison. Up next on the screen was the nuremberg party rally. Writing for history today in 2016 roger moorhouse said kitchen is brilliant and brutal, exposing every aspect of.
Text of the united states declaration of war on germany, december 11, 1941. Albert speer has 25 books on goodreads with 25656 ratings. Speer s father was an architect too and he adopted the profession just to please his father leaving mathematics, profession of his own choice. He served as hitler s architect, the undisputed master of the german war machine, and the one responsible for conscripted foreign labor in the third reich. The book was a worn, thick burgundy paperback, spine splintered in three. A dramatization of the life of albert speer rutger hauer, adolf hitler s sir derek jacobis young architect and onetime confidant, and his meteoric rise into the nazi hierarchy. Albert speer served as the minister of armaments and war production in nazi germany during most of world war ii. Born in 1905, speer followed his wealthy architect father into the business. It is the secret diary of albert speer, written on scraps of paper, mostly toilet paper, during his 20 year imprisonment in spandau prison, following the judgement handed by the international military tribunal at the nuremberg trials in 1946. He was the son of albert speer 190581, adolf hitler s chief architect before assuming the office of minister of armaments and war production for the third reich during world war ii. Hitler gave speer some small initial projects, such as nazi monuments, but the scope of his work quickly grew. Gitta serenys biography meticulously recreates for the reader the professional, emotional, and psychological life of albert speer, hitler s architect and later.
Peter eisenman sits down with krier to challenge that claim. It is considered to be one of the most detailed descriptions of the inner workings and leadership of nazi germany but is controversial because of speer s lack of. Speer had first endeared himself to hitler as an architect. Speer was hitlers architect and later minister of armaments. Film albert speer and the myth of the good nazi a new documentary explores how albert speer, one of hitler s righthand men, portrayed himself as. Speer, adolf hitlers architect of choice, happens to be responsible for one of the boldest architectural and urban oeuvres of modern times. Adam tooze writing in the wall street journal said the book had given a devastating portrait of an empty, narcissistic and compulsively ambitious personality. Albert speers most popular book is inside the third reich. Inside the third reich is a memoir written by albert speer, the nazi minister of armaments from 1942 to 1945, serving as hitler s main architect before this period. Rereading albert speers inside the third reich the new yorker. My copy of this one brought the number of copies in print to 2,450,000. Albert speer inside the third reich part 01 audiobook.
Adolf hitler thought, and moreover, had not made any. A new biography of albert speer, adolf hitler s chief architect and trusted confidant, reveals the subjects deeper involvement in nazi atrocities in his bestselling autobiography, albert speer, minister of armaments and chief architect of nazi germany, repeatedly insisted he knew nothing of the genocidal crimes of hitler s third reich. This new city would be called germania and, in january 1937, albert speer was given the monumental task of translating hitler. As the nazi who said sorry, he accepted moral responsibility at the nuremberg trials and in his. Albert speer hitlers architect and armaments chief. In 1933, hitler, who had once dreamed of an architectural career himself, met speer and was impressed by the young architect and his monolithic designs that would become the template for fascist architecture. Rereading albert speers inside the third reich the. The candor and lies of nazi officer albert speer history. Nazi architect speer s daughter sold his paintings to fund jewish womens causes her father was hitlers builder and armaments minister. Architecture 19321942 by leon krier in chm, doc, fb2 download e book. Speer is one of the few top nazi officials who did not receive a death. And, when albert speer was captured and sentenced at nurembergafter becoming the only defendant to plead guiltyhe started keeping this secret diary, much of it on toilet paper. Speer built the reichskanzlei official offices, discovered the lightdome and was finally, in. Nazi architecture is the architecture promoted by the third reich from 1933 until its fall in 1945.
Albert speer was just the ambitious, disciplined mediocrity that hitler aspired to be, and through a killer combination of obsequiousness and technical competence, speer rose rapidly, higher and. But it was a different story when he was asked about. Albert speer remains the most mysterious character of the leadership of the nazi regime. His father was a successful architect, and his son followed in his footsteps. Share albert speer quotations about war, labor and propaganda. Speer joined the party in 1931 and came to hitlers attention after completing some architectural work for nazi leaders.
A close ally of adolf hitler, he was convicted at the nuremberg trials and sentenced to 20 years in prison. A fascinating new life of albert speer, germanys chief architect and minister of armaments during world war ii, reveals adolf hitlers trusted. Chimamanda ngozi adichi looks back at albert speers inside the third. They were large books in which one pasted photographs received as premiums.
Albert speer, german architect who was adolf hitlers chief architect 193345 and minister for armaments and war production 194245. Hitler s architect the man who designed the nuremberg rallies and headed up the slave labor organization who helped create the v1 and v2 rockets. I read this book waaay back in the 70s and decided to reread it but i had lost my copy. No doubt concentration camps were a means, a menace used to keep order. The pictures accompanying the chapter are available on a separate page. It is considered to be one of the most detailed descriptions of the inner workings and leadership of nazi germany but is controversial because of speer s lack of discussion of nazi. Albert speer project gutenberg selfpublishing ebooks. Adam tooze writing in the wall street journal said the book had given a. The book was a worn, thick burgundy paperback, spine splintered in three parts, tiny print crammed on its pages. This site is like a library, use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. Speer built the reichskanzlei official offices, discovered the lightdome and was finally, in 1942, named as the minister for arms.440 562 802 682 1616 495 711 1114 1066 866 182 388 703 1229 722 7 512 1177 425 400 27 401 606 1619 612 578 481 1353 724 757 589 1349 958 895 944 806 582 498 586 934 441 188 1320 141 893 853