By Gitta Sereny
Albert Speer was once not just Hitler's architect and armaments minister, however the Fuhrer's closest friend--his "unhappy love." Speer used to be one of many few defendants on the Nuremberg Trials to take accountability for Nazi struggle crimes, whilst he denied wisdom of the Holocaust. Now this enigma of a guy is unveiled in a huge biography via a author who got here to grasp Speer in detail in his ultimate years. Out of enormous quantities of hours of interviews, Sereny unravels the threads of Speer's character: the genius that made him quintessential to the German struggle computer, the sense of right and wrong that drove him to repent, and the emotional wounds that made him at risk of Hitler's deadly magnetism. learn as an inside of account of the 3rd Reich, or as a revelatory unsparing but compassionate research of the human means for evil, Albert Speer: His conflict with Truth is a triumph.
"Fascinating...Not just a significant addition to our wisdom of the 3rd Reich, yet a beautiful try and comprehend the character of excellent and evil."--Newsday
"More than a biography...It additionally constitutes a perceptive re-assessment of the mysterious charm of Adolf Hitler."--San Francisco Chronicle
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After that, we would play it by ear. Oh, what a pity,? he said. I was counting on him to protect me.? s very real charm were integral parts of his whole persona and, I would discover later, always had been. man. , as he called her, and her attachment to him. By the time I completed my original conversations with Speer for the projected profile, we had talked for just under three weeks, about twelve hours every day. But this, as it turned out, was only the beginning of a quite special relationship (I can find no word for it: common interests?
Our friends. t know how much of a part this buried memory played in my reaction to the pain and fury I sensed in the writings against Speer, and in my suggestion to him, months after his first letter and hours of telephone conversations, that we collaborate on a profile of him for the London Sunday Times Magazine. When we finally met face to face for the first time, in the spring of 1978 at his home in Heidelberg, my feelings were very mixed, ranging from curiosity and fascination to a troubling malaise.
He told Speer that he was the only one of the group to whom he had wanted to say something, right away. I told him that I considered him more blameworthy than any of the others. First of all, because he was the most intelligent. But secondly, he was, to my mind, not only more responsible than the other six prisoners but perhaps more than anyone in Germany, except for Hitler himself, for extending the war. Thanks to his efforts, I told him, this terrible war had lasted at least a year longer than it might have, and as a result killed many of my friends.?