Albert Speer – rise to prominence Albert Speer was a significant figure in German history due to his various architectural projects and his appointment as Minister for Armaments. Although he claimed to be apolitical, Speer joined the Nationalist Social party on March 1st, 1931 and from they’re his career in the Nazi party prospered. Speer’s first contribution to the Nazi party was as a chauffer, as district head of the Nazi Motorist League, where he met Karl Hanke. A recommendation by Hanke to Goebbels, gave Speer his first architectural assignment of decorating Goebbels headquarters in Berlin. Hitler approved the finished result, however Goebbels did not like its simplicity and had it redecorated.
Speer was quickly beginning to impress the Nazi Party leadership, including Hitler himself. After his stunning design for the 1 May Tempelhof Field Night Rally, Speer was appointed Commissioner for the Artistic and Technical Presentation of Party Rallies and Presentations. As well as receiving commissions to plan party events, Speer was also in demand for his more usual works. He was given the job of redecorating Goebbels’ home and adding a new hall. Speer’s work received admiring comments, including from Hitler, who began a close relationship with Speer, appointing him as Paul Troost’s, Hitler’s chief architect, assistant.
Assess the view that the most important element in maintaining Hitler’s regime in power between 1933 and 1945 was the consent of the German people. Interpretation D and to some extent A argue that the German people supported the regime while B and C suggest that other factors such as repression, propaganda and economic conditions played a vital role in Hitler’s maintenance of power. The German nation as pointed out in source A (“A”) had a “long tradition of obedience to authority” so we can assume that the circumstances that were created in the 1920-1930s led to the willing establishment of a new regime. This is supported by the argument that the people gave their vote to Hitler and his followers repeatedly, as argued by Flenly in “A.” Historical evidence has shown us that Hitler gained support even from Germans living outside Germany. His occupation of Austria was an outstanding achievement as Austria welcomed their German neighbors and 200,000 Austrians gathered to welcome Hitler and hear his speech.
The rise to prominence of Albert Speer is characterised by the manipulation of relationships to advance his personal ambition. Speer’s rise to prominence was a culmination of his accent in architecture, politics and as an internationally significant figure. Albert Speer’s initial prominence came from ability to adapt his architecture to his temporal context. In 1926 traditionalist architect Heinrich Tessenow tutored Speer at the Institute of Technology Berlin. It was here; at a campus where over 60% of students voted for the Nazi Party in student union elections in 1930 that traditionalist and Nazi ideology began to influence Speer and his architecture.
Albert Speer – Opinion Speech Albert Speer, architect of the third Reich, minister of Armaments, its undoubted that he was a man of great potential & caused great effect during Hitler’s reign & Germany’s ongoing war effort. Though one question still remains, that is, was he honest at the Nuremburg Trials in 1945? Was Speer really honest, when he said that he knew nothing of the holocaust & Nazi death camps? It was at the age of 26 in 1931, in an address to the students of Berlin University that Speer first saw Hitler. Speer admitted he was carried away by Hitler’s unmatched speaking prowess, unequivocal belief in Nazi ideology & the idea of a restored Germany.
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Speer’s appointment as Architect of the Third Reich contributed greatly to his rise in prominence. Karl Hanke was the district leader of the Nazi Party, and knew of Speer’s architectural qualities. He then employed Speer to redecorate the inside of the new district organisation headquarters. Hanke moved swiftly up the ranks and hired Speer for projects such as; the redecoration of the new district headquarters in
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Albert Speer was with no uncertainty a significant figure and member within the Nationalist Socialist Party who contributed a noteworthy amount to Nazi ideology and practice. His influence however within the Nazi Party grew as time went on holding key positions such as Hitler's architect, Head of German Labour Front and Minister for Armaments and Munitions from 8 February 1942 among other tasks. At this position Speer had substantial power and was also said to be the second most powerful man in the Third Reich after Hitler. In 1934 Speer became the ˜First Architect of the Reich,' before this however he had menial tasks such as renovating the Gauhaus in Berlin and organising a backdrop for the May Day rally at the Templehof airfield in Berlin