Albert Speer


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Noun1.Albert Speer - German Nazi architect who worked for Hitler (1905-1981)
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At the time Derek had been playing Hitler in an American TV adaptation of the book Inside the Third Reich by Albert Speer, Hitler's architect.
Built by forced labor on the orders of Adolf Hitler's architect Albert Speer, Tempelhof Airport is a mirror of its city's history, serving as West Berlin's lifeline during the 1948 Soviet blockade.
Even a scholar-architect like Albert Speer fell under Hitler's spell, organised party rallies and performed stonishing feats as his armaments minister, but later turned against him and tried to poison him.
For thirty-five years, from his trial for war crimes at Nuremberg in 1946 to his death in 1981, Albert Speer carefully constructed a legend about his conduct in the Third Reich that perfectly suited the intellectual mood of the postwar era.
Nazi Albert Speer wrote that Hitler was "highly annoyed" that Owens had triumphed.
The "cathedrals of light" that Albert Speer created for Nuremberg Rallies and the visit of Mussolini in 1938 were inspired by the arch modernist of architectural utopianism, Bruno Taut (JamesChakraborty 91-94).
An utterly fascinating account of the part played in it all by Albert Speer, the Fuhrer's favourite architect and planner, is keeping me totally gripped.
During the Nuremberg Trials, Albert Speer, former Nazi minister of armaments, admitted the Germans' costly two-year effort to construct Atlantic defences had been "brought to nothing because of an idea of simple genius".
When Adolf Hitler ordered Albert Speer to come up with a car for the German people in those heady days of German national socialism before the Second World War, the Volkswagen -- the "People's Car" was revolutionary.
Contractor name : BE[pounds sterling]RO ALBERT SPEER UND PARTNER GMBH
This order did not sit well with many of his subordinates, Albert Speer and Arthur Seyss-Inquart included.
As well as the loathsome Joseph Goebbels we encounter Leni Riefenstahl pursuing fame, or infamy, through her films and Albert Speer dreaming of a city greater than Paris or Rome that might 'eclipse Babylon'.