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Dive deep into Albert Speer’s Infiltration with extended analysis, commentary, and discussion. Inside Himmler by Walter Laqueur Published: October 4, INFILTRATION By Albert Speer. Translated by Joachim Neugroschel. pp. New York. Berthold Konrad Hermann Albert Speer was a German architect who was, for most of World He wrote a third book, Infiltration, about the SS. Speer died of a.

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Author Speer served two decades imprisonment for war crimes committed while he served in the German Nazi government, most prominently as Minister for Armaments and War Production.

According to Speerthe Fuhrer even opposed the tommy gun because he said it made soldiers cowardly, and close combat impossible. The task force immediately began implementing plans to expand the use of slave labour in the aviation manufacturing.

German Historians, Military Historians, Speer biographers. In November1. Views Read Edit View history. Speer’s case was transferred to his friend Dr. When Speer ordered peacetime building work suspended, the Gauleiters Nazi Party district leaders obtained an exemption for their pet projects. Garrett Olinde rated it liked it Mar 07, Speer was Adolf Hitler ‘s chief architect before assuming ministerial office.

Measuring the path’s distance carefully, he set out to walk the distance from Berlin to Heidelberg.

The Infiltrstion Diariesand they have become much valued by historians. Infilrration architectural skills made him increasingly prominent within the Party and he became a member of Hitler’s inner circle. Again it probably deserves better than this rating, but either the author or the narrator I read whatever version the Library of Congress used in their audio recording had an ability to put me to sleep quickly almost every time I tried to get in a few chapters.


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Albert Speer

That Himmler wished to dominate and eventually run the armaments industry is not at first readily plausible. Speer returned to London in to participate in the BBC Newsnight programme; while there, he suffered ablert stroke and died on September 1.

It is not a memoir or biography, nor is it a discussion of the most heinous acts of the S.

Mark Salyers rated it it was amazing Aug 02, Infiltration, by Speer, Albert; tr. High Commissioner John J.

Infiltration by Albert Speer

In Inside the Third ReichSpeer recounts his meeting with Hitler and his reluctance to take ministerial office, saying that he only did so because Hitler commanded it. He is truly a genius with organization.

It was not until the end of the war, when it seemed that only some miracle could save his rule, that Hitler was willing to give higher priority to the development of modern technology.

As film director Heinrich Breloer remarked, “[Speer created] a market for people who said, ‘Believe me, I didn’t know anything about [the Holocaust]. Speer’s supporters maintained a continual call for his release. Sign up here to receive your Spfer alerts. He ordered guidebooks and other materials about the nations through which he imagined that he was passing so as to envision as accurate a picture as possible.

Speer later insisted that he had tried to save some Jews from camps by using them in the armaments industry. Speer placed his department at the disposal of the Wehrmacht. Despite repeated attempts to gain early release, he served his full sentence, most of it at Spandau Prison in West Berlin.

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According to Speer’s daughter Hilde”One by one my sister and brothers gave up. On the whole, Speer’s attitude is to the point. Ultimately, the very existence of albet Jews was at stake. But, he says, as he went through the documents of the time, he discovered how the powerful and spfer bureaucracy of the S. Along the Strasse des Speer joined the Nazi Party inlaunching himself on a political and governmental career which lasted fourteen years.


He asks in his final book Infiltration”What would have happened if Hitler had asked me to make decisions that required the utmost hardness? Nazi officials sometimes went around Speer by seeking direct orders from the dictator.

This book continues the critical infiltratiln of his memoir and subsequent Prison Diaries, but it is more than that. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Much of this is extraneous to the ostensible purpose of the book, and the whole seems to amount to material left over from Inside the Third Reich. The outbreak of World Ingiltration II in led to the postponement, and later the abandonment, of these plans.

Want to Read saving…. Little remains of Speer’s personal architectural works, other than the plans and photographs. Retrieved from ” https: Its aim was to ensure the preservation and growth of fighter aircraft production.

Alberg 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 infiltratioh eagle on top looking down on the Soviet figures.