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The story of the Nazi hierarch who saved his own life at the Nuremberg trial.
Albert Speer, one of the leading Nazi hierarchs, was Hitler's architect and minister of armaments. He was responsible for the deportation and death of millions of slave workers who were forced to work in degrading conditions in the war industries. An estimated 14 million workers were used against their will to increase four times the production of armaments during the administration of Albert Speer. Thanks to this huge increase in production, Germany was able to sustain the conflict for two additional years. This extension of the conflict resulted in several million victims that could have been avoided.
Despite his direct responsibility for the death of millions of slave workers and prisoners of war, Albert Speer miraculously avoided the hanging sentence that his Nazi colleagues on trial in Nuremberg did receive. Albert Speer was the only Nazi who showed any kind of repentance and accepted shared responsibility for the atrocities committed during the Nazi regime. Speer was sentenced to "only" 20 years in prison in Spandau prison, a sentence that he served in its entirety until the last day.
After prison, he published a memoir that became a world best seller, had a great media impact, and made him a wealthy man. Because of his repentance and acceptance of responsibilities, he is frequently and ironically mentioned as "the good Nazi."
Buy this audiobook now to find out about the strategies Albert Speer used to save himself from the gallows and become the world's favorite Nazi!