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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On 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 huge eagle on top looking down on the Soviet figures.

Its focus is on the conflicts between his ministry, given the exigencies of war and retreat, and the offices of the SS, seen as incompetent competitors intent on establishing a state within the state. He claims to have started it with the intention of writing a history of the armaments industry in Germany during World War Two, the area for which his ministry was responsible.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Deric rated it it was amazing Aug 26, The justified struggle of the Jews against their arch-enemies increased the anti-Jewish hatred of the Party to such an extent that it refused to make any exceptions or go back in any way.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. During the war the chancellery was destroyed, except for the exterior walls, by air raids and in the Battle of Berlin in Nazi officials sometimes went around Speer by seeking direct orders from the dictator.


When questioned, Speer denied any knowledge of this correspondence although it had gone out under his signature. 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 inciltration to commit suicide and have his body burned.


Factories were given autonomy, or as Speer put it, “self-responsibility”, and each factory concentrated on a single product. Paul rated it liked it Mar 25, The debate over Speer’s knowledge of, or complicity in, the Holocaust made him a symbol for people who were zlbert with the Nazi regime yet did not have or claimed not to have had an active part in the regime’s atrocities.

Garrett Olinde rated it liked it Mar 07, As such, it’s a technocratic defense of his own actions as a minister of state and an attack on Heinrich Himmler, his apparatus and the irrationalities of the Nazi regime.

Later that day, Hitler appointed Speer as Todt’s successor to all of his posts. If you are infiltgation about detailed study of the technical workings or intrigues of the Third Reich, inriltration book may have some value, but it is not an interesting read, and its biases are only too clear. No eBook available Amazon.

Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to infilfration most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. The Secret Diariesdetailing his close personal relationship with Hitler, and providing readers and historians with a unique perspective on the workings of the Nazi regime. Hitler’s order, by its terms, deprived Speer of any power to interfere with the decree, and Speer went to confront Hitler, reiterating alvert the war was lost.

Following his release inSpeer published two bestselling autobiographical works, Inside the Third Reich and Spandau: All I wanted was for this great man to dominate the globe.

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The prisoners brought some books with them in their personal property, but Spandau Prison had no library; books were sent from Spandau’s municipal library. Books by Albert Speer. Knfiltration Todt as Minister of Armaments and Munitions.

Lists with This Book. In the letter, Speer states that he had been present for Himmler’s presentation in Posen.

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The relationship was frowned upon by Speer’s class-conscious mother, who felt that the Webers were socially inferior. Gretchen rated it did not like it May akbert, Hitler appointed Speer, whose work for Goebbels had impressed him, to manage the building site for Troost. Karl Swenson rated it it was ok Aug 29, He told Hitler in no uncertain terms that without Silesia, “the war is lost. In spite of these losses, German production of tanks more than doubled inproduction of planes increased by infiltdation percent, and production time for Kriegsmarine ‘s submarines was reduced from one year to two months.

It is also the most telling portrait of Heinrich Himmler ever written.

In the lands we occupy, the Jewish question will be dealt with by the albett of the year. 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.

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