Describe the rise to prominence of the personality you have studied Albert Speer’s rise to prominence was compounded by numerous significant events including his early work for the Nazi Party, followed by his appointment of Reich Architect and his further architectural works under this title such as the Paris Fair and German Project. Speer then reached his prominence of power when he was appointed Armaments Minister. Speer’s rise to prominence initially began with his joining of the Nazi Party in 1931. From this moment Speer’s recognition within the Nazi Party only amplified, all beginning with his first job as the Party’s driver. Through this job Speer met Dr Goebbels, who organised Speer’s first architect job; the renovation of the Party’s headquarters in Berlin.
He was thrown into government on the 7th of February when the former “Minister of Armaments and Munitions”, Dr Fritz Todt, died in an plane crash. Hitler then appointed Speer his successor. His leadership style was a dramatic success for the Reich. Speer threw himself into the Reich at a time of utter chaos and turned it into one of the most powerful movements in history, this is why this could be considered Albert Speers most outstanding achievement. Another one of Speer’s outstanding contributions was becoming the principal planner of the German war economy and therefore producing thousands of front-line machines and heavy tanks.
Speer made an important connection through this work – Karl Hanke, a Nazi District Leader in West Berlin. It was Karl Hanke who offered Speer his early redecoration work for the Nazi Party. His early success with redecoration jobs led to more opportunities with the Nazi Party. Soon he was asked to take on jobs for high-ranking Nazi’s. In the summer of 1932 he was asked to redecorate Goebbels’ headquarters.
Albert Speer was an intelligent, affluent and well-educated man, in many ways he was an atypical Nazi. Albert Speer claimed to be apolitical as a young man; however he himself like many others, were converted to the Nazi Party after attending a rally and hearing Adolf Hitler speak. The second of three sons to Albert Friedrich Speer and Luise Mathilde Wilhelmine Hommel, Berthold Konrad Hermann Albert Speer was born the 19th March 1905. The Speer family lived in Mannheim, Germany and were quite wealthy. At school Speer excelled, particularly in mathematics.
The Night of the Long Knives represented a triumph for Hitler, and a turning point for the German government. It established Hitler as "the supreme judge of the German people", as he put it in his July 13 speech to the Reichstag. Later, in April 1942, Hitler would formally adopt this title, thus placing himself de jure as well as de facto above the reach of the law. Centuries of jurisprudence proscribing extra-judicial killings were swept aside. Despite some initial efforts by local prosecutors to take legal action against those who carried out the murders, which the regime rapidly quashed, it appeared that no law would constrain Hitler in his use of power.
He was born in Poland in 1908. His family suffered great hardship in the first world war but he was exceptionally intelligent and determined, and managed to become a nuclear physicist. After the invasion of Poland, he came as as a refugee to England to work with James Chadwick at Liverpool University. He then went to Los Alamos, New Mexico, as part of the British contingent involved in the Manhattan Project to make the first atom bomb. In his mind there was only one justification for the bomb project: to ensure that Hitler did not get one first.
It was here where Speer first came under the powerful influence of Adolf Hitler. Speer was so captivated by Hitler’s speech, that he claimed he was ‘ so deeply moved by Hitler, he saw no need of reasoning behind needing to educate himself about the Nazi ideologies and policies before joining them.’ As a result, Speer officially joined the Nazi party on the 1st of March 1931. Speer’s first role in the party was as leader of the Nazi motorist Corps. By this point, Speer’s architectural career was going nowhere until an opportunity finally presented itself in
'Popular Support For Hitler Was the Most Important Reason Why he Became Chancellor In January 1993' How Far do You Agree With This Statement? Hitler became Chancellor in January 1933, I believe that it the statement is partially true, Hitler was a clever man and with the aid of Joseph Goebbels he released many campaigns and propaganda throughout Germany spreading the Nazi's message and image getting people to vote for them. Not only that but with the Nazi's policies which some of them were aimed at particular groups like the nationalists or old age citizens, this too gained support. However it wasn't just popular support which got Hitler into power, the two previous chancellors in the Reichstag who were voted off helped as Hindenburg had no option but to make Hitler into the new Chancellor. My first point is how Goebbels used propaganda to aid Hitler.
The main reason that Hitler was able to move from Chancellor to Fuhrer was because he had the consent of the German people. How far do you agree with this statement? Hitler became Chancellor of Germany on the 30th of January 1933, causing mass celebration in Berlin. Just 18 months later, on the 2 August 1934, he had worked his way to becoming Fuhrer. Some historians say it was the consent and willingness of the German people that took him to Fuhrer but there are other strong arguments such as the Enabling Law, the demolishment of other political parties and trade unions, his agreements with the church, media and industrialists and the Night of the Long Knives.
This was important for Hitler’s rise to power as he gained huge population and support due to his impressive speeches. Hitler was also constantly on the ball with what he wanted to achieve and was ruthless and determined in getting it. This made him a strong central leader for Germany, just like the Kaiser who had been in power just 15 years earlier. This also helped Hitler in his rise as many people were still pining for a strong dictator and didn’t believe in a democratic government. Hitler was also very good at reorganising the Nazi Party from 1924 to