Albert Speer

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Albert Speer
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Speer in 1933
Meenister o Airmaments an War Production
In office
Februar 8, 1942 – Mey 23, 1945
Precedit biFritz Todt (as Meenister o Airmaments an Muneetions)
Succeedit biKarl Saur (as Meenister o Muneetions)[a]
Personal details
BornBerthold Konrad Hermann Albert Speer
19 Mairch 1905(1905-03-19)
Mannheim, Baden, Germany
Dee'd1 September 1981(1981-09-01) (aged 76)
Lunnon, Unitit Kinrick
Poleetical pairtyNational Socialist German Workers' Party
Spoose(s)Margarete Weber (1928–1981, survived as widow)
Bairns6, includin Albert Speer, Jr., Hilde Schramm, Margret Nissen
Alma mater
ProfessionArchitect, government official, author

Berthold Konrad Hermann Albert Speer[1] (German: [ˈʃpeːɐ̯] ( listen); Mairch 19, 1905 – September 1, 1981) wis a German airchitect wha wis, for maist o Warld War II, Reich Meenister o Airmaments an War Production for Nazi Germany. Speer wis Adolf Hitler's chief airchitect afore assumin meenisterial office. As "the Nazi wha said sairy",[b] he acceptit moral responsibility at the Nuremberg trials an in his memoirs for complicity in crimes o the Nazi regime, while inseestin he haed been ignorant o the Holocaust.

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  1. Awtho dismissed bi Hitler, Speer wis immediately re-appyntit in the Flensburg Govrenment as Meenister o Economics.
  2. The teetle o a BBC2 documentary, The Nazi Who Said Sorry.

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Citit soorces

  • van der Vat, Dan (1997), The Good Nazi: The Life and Lies of Albert Speer, George Weidenfeld & Nicolson, ISBN 978-0-297-81721-5