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June 20, 2016

What role did Albrecht Speer play in the Holocaust?

One of the readers of my blog asked this in a comment: “So you think that [Albrect] Speer should be prosecuted for what he did?  What did he do wrong?”

What did Albrect Speer do wrong? Part of what he did wrong was that he was Adolf Hitler’s best friend.  Speer was guilty by association.

In 1933, the airfield called the Zeppelin Field, which was outside the Nuremberg city center, was first used for the annual Nazi party rally because it offered a huge space for party members to gather and listen to the nationalistic speeches of Hitler, the party leader.

Heinrich Himmler stands behind Hitler was the first party rally

Heinrich Himmler stands behind Hitler at the first party rally

According to Albert Speer, Hitler’s architect, in his Memoirs entitled Inside the Third Reich, the first Nazi Party Rally was held at the Zeppelin field in 1933, after Hitler was appointed Chancellor of the Reich.

As Hitler’s official architect, Speer was commissioned to design a temporary reviewing stand at the Zeppelin Field. He designed a gigantic eagle with a wingspread of over 100 feet. “I spiked it to a timber framework like a butterfly in a collection,” Speer wrote.

Albrecht Speer designed this huge monument at the Zepplin Field

Albrecht Speer designed this huge monument at Zepplin Field

Speer wrote, in his autobiography, that he had designed the Tribüne at the Zeppelin Field so that it would still look beautiful even “after generations of neglect, overgrown with ivy, its columns fallen, the walls crumbling here and there, but the outlines still clearly recognizable.”

Speer was tried by the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg in 1945; he was convicted and served 20 years in Spandau prison for his part in the “common plan” of the Nazis to commit war crimes. Speer was the man in charge of the forced labor camps in Germany during the war. In a footnote in his book, Speer mentioned that the Palace of Justice was repaired, in preparation for the International Military Tribunal, by the forced labor of the defeated Germans.

In September 1938, the last peacetime rally had taken place at Nuremberg. This was the largest Nazi rally ever held; there were around 700,000 members of various Nazi organizations which took part in the festivities which lasted for a week.

On Saturday, September 10, 1938, over 800,000 members of the Hitler Youth marched into the Nuremberg stadium and performed military style maneuvers which they had been practicing for a whole year. In the grand finale, they spelled out the name Adolf Hitler. Hitler gave a speech in which he said, “You, my youth, are our nation’s most precious guarantee for a great future, and you are destined to be the leaders of a glorious new order under the supremacy of National Socialism. Never forget that one day you will rule the world.”

As it turned out, Germany does not rule the world. The Germans are now ruled by the Jews, who have come back to live in Germany.

 

6 Comments »

  1. The Holocaust Educational Trust have been hard pressed to get any of their articles pushed by the UK media which is at the present fully absorbed by the Brexit debate . The main controversy last night was that billionaire businessman and Apprentice reality TV chair Alan Sugar who is on the elite pro Remain side tweeted that the Labour MP Gisela Stewart shouldn’t be on the panel favouring the Leave group ….because she is German. Mr Sugar is of Jewish heritage.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/eu-referendum-lord-sugar-accused-of-racism-over-blasting-immigrant-gisela-stuarts-brexit-call-a7094516.html

    Comment by peter — June 22, 2016 @ 1:42 pm

  2. “Never forget that one day you will rule the world.”

    What is it with these sort of people that they have this overwhelming desire “to rule the world”. Don’t they ever sit down occasionally and say to themselves;- “maybe other people in this world don’t want to be ruled by my good self and my loyal cohorts, and there is a real possibility that they might put up a bit of a fight against such an imposition.

    But no – they cannot see – or are wilfully blind – to the realities of human existence. They imagine that the rest of the world is just going to roll over and accept their servile role in the new order of things.

    And it is highly irresponsible to address a large gathering of enthusiastic and impressionable young people in this manner. Any individual standing within a great throng of other idealistic zealots is bound to ingest all this kind of supremacist crap, and begin to think it’s inevitable. But all that eventually happened was a terrible war that led to the physical destruction of Germany, leaving its people traumatised and psychologically prostrate.

    And as Further Glory says;- “The Germans are now ruled by the Jews”.

    Comment by Talbot — June 21, 2016 @ 9:00 am

    • Talbot wrote: ““Never forget that one day you will rule the world.” (Hitler’s speech)”

      I’d like to see a reliable source for this specific quote.

      There exists another interpretation of these words, other than the supremacist one. Perhaps Hitler (assuming this quote is genuine) was just telling young Germans that they were about to become adults and so on the verge of ruling the world together with the other adults of mankind (of White mankind at that time). Just a wording about youth being the future of the world, the heirs of their forefathers, with a Germany restored to its rightful place in the world???

      Comment by hermie — June 22, 2016 @ 6:38 am

      • Yes, that’s fair enough, Hermie – we would have to listen to the entire speech to put Hitler’s words into their proper context. And we have to bear in mind, that back in the late-1930’s, the other major white nations of the world were very “supremacist” in their outlook and policies. Britain for instance was very proud of its empire and what it called its “Dominions”, and was fully committed to ruling over other peoples regardless of the their rights and aspirations. The British Ruling Class gave short shrift in India to Ghandi and the other nationalists. So it could be that Hitler really wanted to inspire German youth to join the prevailing international order of the time.

        Comment by Talbot — June 22, 2016 @ 7:19 am

  3. Albert, Albrecht, Albrect. What’s the difference, anyway? Höß, Hess, they’re just trying to confuse us.

    Comment by Jett Rucker — June 20, 2016 @ 3:09 pm

    • If you think that Rudolf Höß/Hoess and Rudolf Hess are the same guy, you’re indeed pretty confused…😉

      Comment by hermie — June 20, 2016 @ 5:20 pm


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