Publisher: Aztec International Run time: 360mins Year: 2005 Release date: 01/08/2008 RRP:$ 39.99$ 14.99
SPEER AND HITLER – THE DEVIL’S ARCHITECT helps us understand what caused the Germans to unleash such devastation upon the world. This Incredibly detailed four part TV series that screened to terrific viewer response on SBS last year, explores in detail the relationship between Hitler and his chief architect, Albert Speer. It mixes drama and documentary footage from the glory days, and the ultimate collapse of the Third Reich.
If Hitler had a friend, it would have been Albert Speer. Dashing and worldly, Speer became one of the superstars of the Third Reich. Afterwards, the Nuremberg Trials gave him a stage on which he could shine again: he now became the good Nazi.
Among the accused, he was the only one to openly welcome the trials as necessary duty. With disarming conviction, he told his prosecutors that he was neither involved in nor aware of the Holocaust.
Saving himself from execution, he was sentenced to only 20 years of prison. At Spandau Prison he wrote his biography, which became a best-seller all over the world.