Albert Speer Essay 2

Topics: Nazi Germany, Nazi Party, Adolf Hitler Pages: 3 (1070 words) Published: May 19, 2011
Albert Speer

Albert Speer was a personal architect for Hitler also the Minister of Armaments and War Production for Nazi regime. He was the only Nazi to bear the responsibility on the crimes of his former master Hitler and the Nazi regime in the Nuremburg Trials. But he said he knew nothing about the fate of the Jews and claimed he was just focused on his ambition.

Albert Speer was born in 1905 the second of the three sons. He belonged to a wealthy family attending a exclusive primary school. As a child he and his brothers were forbidden to play football in the park or streets and also he had a poor relationship with his parents as he felt they had little time or love for him. Albert Speer developed a dizzy spells and often fainted, he was diagnosed as having “a weakness of the vascular nerves”. But soon his health gradually improved as he spent a large amount of time in his parents holiday home doing physical leisure’s like cycling.

When he was 17 he fell in love with Margarete Weber as he started spending more time with her family then his. At the age of 18 he left school and wanted to become a mathematician but his father talked him into being an architect and so studied in Institute of Technology while then 1924 he was transferred to Institute of Munich. Albert’s father was wealthy enough to give Speer an allowance of 300 marks which was Speer’s total salary in his first job, so as a Student he could live splendidly.

In 1926 he moved to the Institute of Technology and studied under Professor Tessenow and when he finished studies at the age of 23 in 1927 he was given the position of Tessenow’s assistant. He had hoped to supplement his income by working as an architect in his free time but the only commission he could gain was designing a house for Gretel’s parents.

While he was studying at the institute he met a student named Rudolf Wolters who would later become his best friends and loyal friend. Rudolf always kept a detailed chronicle of...
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