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Berthold Konrad Hermann Albert Speer[1] (German: [ˈʃpeːɐ̯] ( listen); Mairch 19, 1905 – September 1, 1981) wis a German airchitect wha wis, for maist o Warld War II, Reich Meenister o Airmaments an War Production for Nazi Germany. Speer wis Adolf Hitler's chief airchitect afore assumin meenisterial office. As "the Nazi wha said sairy",[lower-alpha 2] he acceptit moral responsibility at the Nuremberg trials an in his memoirs for complicity in crimes o the Nazi regime, while inseestin he haed been ignorant o the Holocaust.

Albert Speer
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Speer in 1933
Meenister o Airmaments an War Production
In office
Februar 8, 1942 – Mey 23, 1945
Precedit bi Fritz Todt (as Meenister o Airmaments an Muneetions)
Succeedit bi Karl Saur (as Meenister o Muneetions)[lower-alpha 1]
Personal details
Born Berthold Konrad Hermann Albert Speer
19 Mairch 1905(1905-03-19)
Mannheim, Baden, Germany
Dee'd 1 September 1981(1981-09-01) (aged 76)
Lunnon, Unitit Kinrick
Naitionality German
Poleetical pairty National Socialist German Workers' Party
Spoose(s) Margarete Weber (1928–1981, survived as widow)
Bairns 6, includin Albert Speer, Jr., Hilde Schramm, Margret Nissen
Alma mater
Profession Architect, government official, author


  1. Awtho dismissed bi Hitler, Speer wis immediately re-appyntit in the Flensburg Govrenment as Meenister o Economics.
  2. The teetle o a BBC2 documentary, The Nazi Who Said Sorry.


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