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Albert Speer
Biographic information
Full name

Berthold Konrad Hermann Albert Speer

Born

19 March, 1905
Mannheim, Baden, Germany

Died

1 September, 1981
London, United Kingdom

Spouse(s)

Margarete Weber (1928–1981, survived as widow)

Children

6, including Albert Speer, Jr., Hilde Schramm, Margret Nissen

Nationality

German

Religion

Catholicism

Profession

Architect
Minister of Armaments and War Production

Military information
Allegiance

Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg Third Reich

Years of Service

February 8, 1942 – May 23, 1945

Rank

SS-Officer

Battles/Wars

World War II

Albert Speer or by his full name, Berthold Konrad Hermann Albert Speer was a German architect who served the Third Reich. Speer was the chief architect for Adolf Hitler and then he became the minister for munitions and armaments in 1942. Albert Speer also gained a position in the cabinet of Hitler's.

During his time as minister an "armaments miracle" occurred in which German war production dramatically increased for a time despite Allied bombings. After the war, he was tried at the Nuremberg trials and sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment. Following his release in 1966, he became an author, including of best-selling allegedly autobiographical books such as Inside the Third Reich.

Death Edit

Speer passed away from a stroke and his son, Albert Speer Jr. also became an architect. Speer's son passed on September 15th, 2017.

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