Albert Speer's Contribution To Nazi Ideology

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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…show more content…
Even though Todt had built up a vast organization it was with much inefficiency, such as resources being diverted into non-essential consumer production as toasters, that was intended to keep German public life normal as possible and keep their support in the bid for war, other inefficiencies included some factories still operating on single shifts. Speer without delay demanded the increase of armaments production, however Nazi ideology opposed of using women for war work as they believed that a women's place was to have children, in the kitchen or church summed up in the slogan ˜Kinder, Kuche und Kirche,' and even though Speer saw through the benefits of this and to an extent protested, but without avail he was resorted with the use of much of the workforce of armaments production which was done through a vast human cost exploiting the use of labor in the concentration camps and in occupied countries. Speer made a remarkable transformation with regards to the boost of numbers to the production of the armaments output between 1941- 42 and 1944- 45. It was said that Speer himself with the use of his organizational skills was able in directing fourteen million workers and was responsible for the whole of the German war economy who also maintained in helping out…show more content…
Speer had substantial power and was also said to be the second most powerful man in the Third Reich after Hitler. His contribution were significant and included the possibility of prolonging Germany's defence as Minister for Armaments and Munitions, as consequently due to that it allowed the continuation of the racial policies, also using his architectural ability to endorse Nazism and nationalism, being given the chance to build ˜Germania' and whose designs of the Olympics gained recognition for Germany
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