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Albert Speer in the Federal Republic
Albert Speer in the Federal Republic

Albert Speer in the Federal Republic

Dealing with the German Past

Publication Series by Nuremberg Municipa


88 Pages, 8.75 x 8.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $10.99 (US $10.99) (CA $14.95)

Publication Date: April 2018

ISBN 9783731905943

Rights: US & CA

Michael Imhof Verlag (Apr 2018)

Price: $10.99


Albert Speer, architect and armaments minister of the Nazi regime, successfully captured the image of a non-political technocrat after his release from prison in 1966. He had had no knowledge of the crimes of national socialism, and had been seduced by Hitler's aura. The book corrects the "spear-legend" and makes the interaction of the Germans with their past visible.

Author Biography

Alexander Schmidt was born in 1963 in Nuremberg. He studied Newer History, Political Sciences and Sociology in Erlangen and graduated from the Humboldt-University.  From 1992 - 2002 he was a staff member at Geschichte Für Alle e.V. - Institut für Regionalgeschichte as historian and director. From 2002 - 2009 he was a scientific assistant at the historical site Flossenbürg, and project leader of the exhibition concerning the history of the memorial. Since 2009 he has been scientific assistant of the Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, curator of exhibitions. He has written many publications on the History of the National Socialism and the concentration camps, the history of Nuremberg, the history of the Reichsparteitagsgelände, the architecture during the National Socialism and the history of the jews Franconia. Martina Christmeier was born in 1973 in Nuremberg. Since 1993 she has studied Newer and Newest History, History Didactics, Ibero-Romance Philology and Political Sciences at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid; Magister Artium 1999. She graduated in 2008 at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg. Since 2000 she has been a scientific assistant and curator in the Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände Nuremberg.