At a glance:
- Author: Gitta Sereny
- First Published: 1995
- Type of Work: Biography
- Time of Work: 1905-1981
- Setting: Germany and German-occupied Europe
- Characters: Albert Speer, Margarete Speer, Adolf Hitler, Annemarie Kempf, Rudolf Wolters, Karl Hanke, Joseph Goebbels, Hermann Göring, Rudolf Hess, Heinrich Himmler, Martin Bormann
- Genres: Nonfiction, Biography
- Subjects: Family or family life, Politics, Marriage, World War II, Nazism or Nazis, Germany or German people, Holocaust, Jewish, Genocide
- Locales: Germany
Hungarian-born journalist and free-lance writer Gitta Sereny based this gossipy and critical biography of Albert Speer primarily on extensive interviews with Speer himself, his wife, and a host of individuals who knew him at some time during his life. She also made use of Speer’s own writings, the memoirs and diaries of many people who had an influence on his life, and on extensive research in the archives of several countries. In a number of instances, the author uncritically accepts dubious assertions by the people she interviewed. Professional historians will be dismayed by her...
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