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The Master Race's master builder

Leni Riefenstahl was an intimate friend of Hitler’s, and sculptor Arno Breker was like a son to him; but the artist who worked most closely of all with the Führer, and whose oeuvre is most inextricable from the Third Reich project, was Albert Speer. 554 more words

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ALBERT SPEER (1905 – 1981)

German Architect

Speer was chief architect of the Nazi Party and part of Hitler’s inner circle during World War II. He designed the Reich Chancellery and made the plans for re-designing Berlin on a grand scale. 32 more words


New book from Yale re-examines the Speer 'good Nazi' myth

Speer: Hitler’s Architect
By Martin Kitchen

Published by Yale University.
Distributed in Australia by Footprint Books
RRP $54.95 in hardcover
ISBN 9780300190441

Albert Speer has been the source of much controversy since being the only major figure from Hitler’s hierarchy to escape the death penalty at the Nuremberg trials. 257 more words

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A Frenzy that Demands Victims 

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I am afraid. Over the past few weeks violence has become commonplace at the campaign rallies of Donald Trump. In the past week a reporter from the Breitbart News service, an organization that is solidly behind Trump was assaulted by Trump’s campaign manager, and Breitbart threw her under the bus for him. 1,326 more words


Michael J. Lewis Book Review: The Architect of the Reich

I think this book review at the New Criterion puts paid to any recent, somewhat optimistic takes on the architect, Albert Speer. And, yes, Michael J. 473 more words


I would rather not tell you here things which every German has...

I would rather not tell you here things which every German has at heart. – Albert Speer: http://dlvr.it/CmzdVB

Albert Speer

Remembering Gerry Gross

We remember mid-2oth century  Westport as an artists’ colony. We recall the many “Mad Men” advertising executives who lived here too.

But Westport was also home to movers and shakers in the publishing world. 511 more words