Albert Speer, born Berthold Konrad Hermann Albert Speer, was a German architect who was, for a part of World War II, Minister of Armaments and War Production for the Third Reich. Speer was Adolf Hitler’s chief architect before assuming ministerial office. As “the Nazi who said sorry”, he accepted responsibility at the Nuremberg trials and in his memoirs for crimes of the Nazi regime. His level of involvement in the persecution of the Jews and his level of knowledge of the Holocaust remain matters of dispute.
Books in order of publication:
|Inside the Third Reich||1969|
|Spandau: The Secret Diaries||1975|
|Albert Speer Architecture||1985|
|The Good Nazi: The Life and Lies of Albert Speer||1997|
|The Nuremberg Nazi Trial: Excerpts From the Testimony of Herman Goering, Albert Speer, Auschwitz Commandant Rudolf Hess, and Others||2010|
|New German Architecture||2020|