Dive deep into Albert Speer’s Infiltration with extended analysis, commentary, and discussion. Inside Himmler by Walter Laqueur Published: October 4, INFILTRATION By Albert Speer. Translated by Joachim Neugroschel. pp. New York. Berthold Konrad Hermann Albert Speer was a German architect who was, for most of World He wrote a third book, Infiltration, about the SS. Speer died of a.
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Infiltration by Albert Speer. Infiltration, by Speer, Albert; tr. Hardcoverpages. Heinrich HimmlerAlbert Speer. To see what your friends thought of this book, please labert up.
To ask other readers questions about Infiltrationplease sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Author Speer served two decades imprisonment for war crimes committed while he served in the German Nazi government, most prominently as Minister for Armaments and War Production.
His memoir of that, emphasizing his relationship with Hitler, was published as Inside the Third Reich. Unlike others on the dock in Nuremburg, Speer accepted some responsibility and expressed remorse ifniltration his use of slave labor during the war. Infltration book continues the critical self-examination of his memoir and subsequen Author Speer served two decades imprisonment for war crimes committed while he served in the German Nazi government, most prominently as Minister for Armaments and War Production.
This book continues the critical self-examination of his memoir and subsequent Prison Diaries, but it is more than that. Its focus is on the conflicts between his ministry, given the exigencies of war and retreat, and the offices of the SS, seen as incompetent competitors intent on establishing a state within the state.
As such, it’s a technocratic defense of his own actions as a minister of state and an attack on Heinrich Himmler, his apparatus and the irrationalities of the Nazi regime. This book is highly detailed, probably a great resource for researchers, but likely boring for general readers.
Sep 11, Michael rated it it infiltratino ok Recommends it for: German Historians, Military Historians, Speer biographers. I wrote the below review about two years ago, inand have since gone ahead and read the book from cover to cover. I still agree with most of what it says – this book is boring, technical, and highly subjective – but I’m going to upgrade it one star because it was possible for me to finish it. I actually think where this book will be most valuable to historians is in piecing together Speer’s ambiguous postwar legacy, and in that sense it’s a shame that Gitta Sereny didn’t give it more atten I wrote the below review about two years ago, inand have since gone ahead and read the book from cover to cover.
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I actually think where this book will be most valuable to historians is in piecing together Speer’s ambiguous postwar legacy, and in that sense it’s a shame that Gitta Sereny didn’t give it more attention in Albert Speer: His Battle with Truth. I also had some problems with the translation, especially the inconsistent translations of SS ranks, which made it hard at times to figure out who was superior to whom. The book ends with a series of “appendices” which are more like incomplete chapters or essays that didn’t fit into the rest of the book.
This may be more common in German publishing, but the fact that the American publisher left it in is a testament to their perception that a new Speer book would sell well, no matter how rambling and dull it was.
Looking it over again, I think it might be more interesting than I thought. He claims to have started it with the intention of writing a history of the albfrt industry in Germany during World War Two, the area for which his ministry was responsible. But, he albeet, as he went through the documents of the time, he discovered how the powerful and vast bureaucracy of the S.
I said that I found this book boring, and that was my biggest problem with it at the time I read it. Most of it consists of highly technical details about materials, factories, production numbers, and official and unofficial conferences. It is not a memoir or biography, nor is it a discussion of the most heinous acts of the S.
It may be a valuable historical record, however, which is part of why I want to come back to it. If you are serious about detailed study of infiltation technical workings or intrigues of the Third Reich, this book may have some value, but it is not an interesting read, and its biases are only too clear. Jun 26, Betty rated it it was ok.
Again it probably deserves better than this rating, but either the author or the narrator I read whatever version the Library of Congress used in their audio recording had an ability to put me to sleep quickly almost every time I tried to get in a few chapters.
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Speer was Adolf Hitler’s chief architect before assuming ministerial office. As “the Nazi who said sorry”, he accepted responsibility at the Nuremberg trials and in his memoirs for crimes of the Nazi regime.
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