Albert Speer was not only Hitler’s architect and armaments minister, but the Fuhrer’s closest friend–his “unhappy love.” Speer was one of the few defendants at. Gitta Sereny, CBE (13 March – 14 June ) was an Austrian-British biographer, The book was also later adapted by David Edgar as the play Albert Speer and directed by Trevor Nunn at the National Theatre in The book even. From Speer was the second most powerful man in the Reich and Hitler’s right-hand man. Gitta Sereny, through twelve years of research and through many.
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Albert Speer: His Battle With Truth by Gitta Sereny
Speer, with his regimented self-control, triumphed, even telephoning the author about how he did fairly well with his life, considering. This book is essential for an understanding of Nazi Germany. It clearly hurt her to take children away from the foster parents who loved them and had made happy lives for them, only to see some of those children lost in a bureaucratic system instead of going to their pseer families.
This is a fabulous book by any standard and I can see this appealing to a wide range of people. When presented with evidence to the contrary, then everyone was “just following orders. He seemed to “watch out” for Hess, which was a little surprising, considering that Hess was a devout Nazi.
When I felt myself feeling too much sympathy with Speer, I watched a holocaust film to remind myself of what was at stake.
The climates of their cultures are too different. gitts
I never had any experience of seeing something human, humorous, attractive, compelling in him, although many did. It’s a spiritual realm full of power and very real. With Speer albertt was different.
But no one apparently played a role in the Shoah, at least according to most of the statements and memoirs pumped out by former Nazis. She also reported on the trials in Germany of Third Reich functionaries, including concentration camp staff, such as Franz Stangl, the former commandant of Sobibor and Treblinka.
If those shirts you designed are selling like hotcakes you are hardly likely to think of investigating whether they are being made in sweatshops in a distant alhert where employees are committing suicide.
Speer risked execution in his one-man insurrection against Hitler’s scorched-earth policy, and in doing so he saved Germany as a nation.
Albert Speer: His Battle with Truth
Retrieved 18 June It is up to you as the reader to reach your own conclusion on Albert Speer, but you will be able to do so based on an astoundingly rich base of information.
Interviews are not the only tool in delivering such a powerful book.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Many of the pages force you to stop and think. Much of Speer’s “battle with truth” is Speer battling with himself, trying to make sleer past conform to this idealized version of himself that he held until his dying day.
By examining the consequences of Hitler taking power, through the l This is a stunningly well researched, detailed and readable account of one of the key figures in Hitler’s Germany. I could hardly put it down. Indeed, it is possible to construe this to be a coherent ethic, even disallowing much of its supposed ‘scientific’ justification. I think, by so doing, you’ll come to share as I do the author’s assessment of Albert Speer: He fell deeply under Hitler’s sway and der Furher clearly was attached in some way to Sp Serejy one thinks of the “good Nazi,” Albert Speer, he is a very important historical figure.
Of all Extraordinary story of one of Hitler’s right hand men, Albert Speer who avoided a death sentence at Nuremburg after the war but was to serve 20 years in Spandau prison for his alleged war crimes.
Albert Speer: His Battle with Truth – Gitta Sereny – Google Books
The author spent months interviewing Speer and many who knew him throughout his life — his wife, secretaries, fellow architects and theologians such as George Casalis. Or rather, that’s not sefeny, I know the book was brilliant in both conception and execution; I’m still no closer to knowing seereny to make of Speer himself. Speer was sent to Spandau prison for twenty years along with 6 others. But has a bio mixed into it. Once the book reaches the war years, you can see her making the effort, but then she hits a wall of refusal determined by her preconceptions.
It was the second of these books that attracted Gitta Sereny to the Speer phenomenon. The anguish xpeer Speer is as the title suggests the central theme of the book. This is not to say that he was unaffected by it – a return albedt an inspection tour is directly linked to a sudden attack of illness that put Speer out of commission for several weeks and during which he claimed to have wished to die.
Retrieved 28 September British Holocaust denier David Irving initiated a libel case against Sereny and the Guardian Media Group for two reviews in The Observer where she asserted he deliberately falsified the historical record in an attempt to rehabilitate the Nazis.