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Albert Speer; His Battle with Truth

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2002

    A must read for all those wondering why

    This is a most important book for anyone who wants to understand the horrors of our recent history. What made people not see what went on in Germany during the 1930s and part of the 1940s? Sereny's portrait of Albert Speer, based on several marathon interview with Speer himself as well as interview with his children, grandchildren, business associates, friends, etc etc, I a 'must read' for us who didn't experience the WW 2. Speer started as a mediocre (his own words) architect who accidently got the attention of Adolf Hitler. Gaining in importance he was eventually resoponsible for constructions in German territory and found himself drawn into politics and internal fights for power. He ended up at the minister for arms and constructions (sw. Rustningsminister) and as such was responsible for the slave workers used in the German war industry. As becomes painfully clear Speer was an amoral person - he didn't much care, or he didn't have mental peace to care, if his workers died or not. If his workers conditions were acceptable human living standards or not. As long as the industry delivered what was needed he was satiefied. Serenys tries to wrestle the million-dollar-answer from Speer through out her intervues with him: Did he, or did he not know of the fate of the Jews? Speer avoids throughout the maraton interviews to answer this question outright. He knew that something happened to the Jews assembled at railway stations - but not precisely what. He assumed that they were taken to work camps. As I said this is a must read. We must not let this happen again - and some of the answers to how it could happen in the first place is given in the book. How could decent intellectual Germans accept the fate of dissidents and Jews in nazi Germany? Read Albert Speer: His Battle with Truth, it is good for you. I'll leave you with Speers own words: 'I am not a moral man'.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2002

    New light on old time

    This is quite interesting book on the mechanisms of the III Reich, and thinking at that time. The authors showed the transformation of the person who was in the center of this book - A. Speer. Interesting book for people interested in recent history.

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