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1981: Death of Hitler’s Architect Albert Speer

1981: Death of Hitler’s Architect Albert Speer
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  • Historical event:
  • 1 September 1981
  • Albert Speer pleaded guilty during the Nuremberg trial, and was sentenced to 20 years in the Spandau Prison. He wrote his memoirs there.

Hitler’s chief architect of the Reich and Minister of Armaments Albert Speer was also the leader of the grandiose construction projects (regarding Nazi Berlin).

After the war, he pleaded guilty during the Nuremberg trial, and was sentenced to 20 years in the Spandau Prison. There, he spent his time writing his memoirs, reading, and gardening.

He donated most of his money (which he earned by selling his books) to Jewish charities. He spent the last 15 years of his life as something of a celebrity.

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