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The Abandoned Building on the Island of Rügen

Normally the Files would not be focusing on abandoned relicts in Germany, for it is not in the domain. There are enough websites that focus on this topic, regardless of where. 730 more words

25 Years Of Germany

Architecture Appreciation at SingaPlural 2015, 99 Beach Road

Popped into 99 Beach Road, where SingaPlural 2015 was being held, for a session on Architecture appreciation.

The speaker gave the same pointers about appreciating buildings as… 430 more words


Targeting Ball-bearing Factories

Inside the Third Reich was written in secret by former Third Reich armaments minister Albert Speer over the course of his 20 year sentence in Spandau prison for war crimes after the end of WWII. 711 more words


Hitler the Artist and the Fatal Attraction of the Nazis

Fanaticism is, in part, a condition of being overpowered aesthetically.

George Kateb, Patriotism and other mistakes, 2006

Often the postwar transformation of memory took on strange forms, as in the appropriation by Mexicans of the Volkswagen Beetle, originally the Nazi “Strength Through Joy” car, as a national icon in the late 20th century; painted yellow, the… 1,202 more words


Albert Speer: His Battle with Truth

My holidays were, for the most part (that is, the reading part), was taken up with Albert Speer: His Battle with Truth by Gitta Sereny. If that sentence sounds like it was a laborious task, I did not mean it. 574 more words


Under My Nose the Whole Time

While I was visiting my parents recently I took a few minutes to look at the bookshelf in their living room. There is a section on sailing for dad and… 535 more words


Albert Speer, First Identified Nazi in the Family—52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, #47

My maiden name is Helen Spear Youngblood, named for my grandmother Helen B. Hogue, and her husband Edwin Spear Youngblood, also named for his mother Clara B. 1,003 more words