In 1924 the stabilizing inflation rate meant Speer could transfer to the more esteemed Munich Institute of Technology and a year following that he transferred to Berlin Institute of Technology. It was there that he was under the tutelage of Heinrich Tessenow, whom he held in great regard, as he respected and agreed with Tessenow’s philosophies about architectural simplicity – modest forms of architecture and natural building materials. After passing his exams in 1927, Speer became Tessenow’s assistant, and was involved in teaching seminar classes three days a week. Although Speer claims “I was allergic to any political commitments” the students of Tessenow (who never agreed with Nazism himself) apparently coaxed him into attending a Nazi Party rally in a Berlin beer-hall on 5th December 1930. When Hitler entered the hall he was greeted by the applauding students.
Through this job Speer met Dr Goebbels, who organised Speer’s first architect job; the renovation of the Party’s headquarters in Berlin. After the success of this event, Speer was asked in 1933 to renovate the Propaganda Ministry with a timeline of only two months. Luckily, Speer just met the time line by using large fans to dry the remaining plaster of the project on its due day. After Speer’s success on this project, Speer began to develop a reputation for his skill and ability to deliver results. This new born and growing reputation speculated among the Nazi officials and Hitler himself, and ultimately served as a starting block for Speer’s rise to prominence.
Despite this, by the following spring, the hyperinflation crisis had eased and Speer was able to transfer to the institute of technology in Munich and then again on to one in Berlin. It was here that Speer met professor Tessenow, who despite voicing his opposition to Nazism, his teachings in fact paralleled much of the Nazis nationalistic ideology. After graduating in 1927, Speer became Tessenow’s assistant and worked very closely with him. Despite being surrounded with negative attitudes towards the Nazi party, Speer was persuaded to attend a Nazi party rally on December 4th 1930. It was here where Speer first came under the powerful influence of Adolf Hitler.
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, one of Adolf Hitlers closest companions, best friend and Architect of the Third Reich played a very significant role in regards to the Reich. Some even suggesting that he was second in charge, Speer began Architecture in 1927 after studying at a few institutions before completing his degree in Berlin. Arguably the most significant moment in Albert Speer’s career was when he was appointed “Minister For Armaments and Munitions”. Up until February 1942 Speer denied all involvement with the governance of the Third Reich, he was just Architect in a private practice with a client, friend and neighbour named Adolf Hitler. 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.
'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.
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.
He was raised in a middle-class Catholic family in a region called Sudetenland. His father owned a farm-machinery plant and Oskar attended a German grammar school and studied engineering to prepare him to take over the family business and follow in his father’s footsteps (Vashem). Due to the poor state of the economy, and as a result of Oskar Schindler’s carefree lifestyle, the family business was lost to bankruptcy (Gordeeva; Karesh). Always looking for an opportunity to make money, he began supporting the Nazi Party and developed relationships with key Nazi officers (Karesh). These relationships enabled him to take advantage of the German occupation program to “’Aryanize’ and ‘Germanize’ Jewish-owned and Polish-owned business…” (Crowe).
Hitler then went onto changing the name of the party from the German Workers Party to the National Socialist German Workers Party but it was commonly known as the Nazi Party. There were many other leaders as well as Hitler that were important in helping organise important tasks and responsibilities of the Nazi Party: Josef Goebbels: Goebbels was a brilliant public speaker and a skilled master of propaganda. He joined the Nazi’s in 1922 and was put in charge of the party newspaper, the Volkische Frehiet. He became one of Hitler’s most important and powerful supporters. Ernst Roehm: Ernst Roehm was a captain
In late summer 1944, through negotiations and bribes from his war profits, Schindler secured permission from German army and SS officers to move his workers and other endangered Jews to Bruennlitz, near his hometown of Zwittau. Each of these Jews was placed on “Schindler’s List.” Schindler and his workforce set up a bogus munitions factory, which sustained them in relative safety until the war ended. After attending a series of trade schools in