Albert Speer's contribution to Hitler's Regime

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Albert Speer was a major contributor in multiple ways during World War II. One vital way in which he involved and contributed himself to Adolf Hitler’s regime was through his status as Chief of Architect in the Nazi Party. Speer’s first attendance of a Nazi Party rally, merely actioned out of curiosity, found himself strangely drawn to Adolf Hitler, not only because of Hitler's proposed solutions to the threat of Communism and his renunciation of the Treaty of Versailles, but also drawn towards the man himself. Speer's first major commission as a Party member came in 1932 when Karl Hanke recommended him to Goebbels to help renovate the new District Headquarters in Berlin, and, later on, to renovate Goebbels' Propaganda Ministry. Goebbels was impressed with Speer’s work and recommended him to Hitler, who then assigned him to help renovate the Chancellery in Berlin. However, Speer’s most notable work on this assignment was the addition of the balcony from which Hitler had famously presented himself to the crowd. With such prominent work, Speer won over the respect, trust and close friendship of Hitler, which was a rare and valuable commodity in the Nazi Party. Hitler prized Speer for his specificity in carrying out his distinct taste in architecture and decisions. Speer was designated Chief of Architecture when the former, Paul Troost, died in 1934. Speer was responsible for designs such as the Zeppelintribüne, the Nuremberg parade grounds seen in Leni Riefenstahl's propaganda masterpiece, Triumph of the Will. The grounds were built at a tremendous scale and was capable of holding 240,000 people. At the 1934 Party rally on the parade grounds, Speer surrounded the site with one hundred and thirty anti-aircraft searchlights, creating the effect of a “Cathedral of Light”. Speer later described this as his greatest work. While planning buildings for example, the
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