Albert Speer War Crimes Against Humanity Analysis

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Events formalize a perceptive framework in accordance with their context, reactions and opinions are shaped by this basis and vary in motives. Albert Speer was an intrinsic and functional part of the Nazi Regime, in his ascension to power spanning over a decade he served as Chief Architect and Minister Of Armaments. His most notable event was The Nuremberg trials in which Speer was convicted with “War Crimes” and “Crimes Against Humanity” to which he was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment. As an authoritative as well as artistic figure, it’s arguable whether those charges justify his direct or indirect decisions that lead to the participation in enforcing anti-semitic ideology in a broader context, regardless whether Speer was inclined to.…show more content…
The allotment of positions were necessary in keeping true with the compartmentalized governmental structure Hitler had established, Although administering the whole of the armaments industry, there are quotidian dynamisms that occurred within factories and labour camps, the duplicity exercised from other branches of government and military serve as construct for Speer in example “There is nothing to be said against SS and Police taking drastic steps and putting those known to be slackers into concentration camp factories” the variance of what a ‘slacker’ is creates Speer the opportunity to exercise tyranny, what a ‘slacker’ is to the“SS” and “Police” varies, when a negative account is recounted towards a notion of this nature Speer then unassumingly assumes responsibility .uses to highlight in examples that he personally wasn’t involved in the male nutrition of worker…show more content…
Based on the evidence Speer was undoubtedly responsible and guilty in crimes against humanity, he was convicted to 20 years imprisonment because of his utilization as Minister for Production and Armaments in the consolidation of slave labour during the war effort. Although during the trials there was no explicit reference to his involvement as Chief Architect in the forced removal of Jewish citizens from their homes prior to 1942. The GBI resettlement department was formed in 1939 and headed by Dietrich Clahes, they were tasked in the matters of “relocation” of those citizens; historian Dan Van Der Vat presents an erased entry from The Chronik which was written in April 1941, “The Jew-flats rented from local landlords were cleared and the Jewish tenants were packed into Jewish living space on Jewish-owned land...In the period from 1.1 to 15.4.41 a total of 366 tenants in areas 4, 9, 12, 14 and 25 were required to resettle”. (Van Der Vat, p.98, 1997) The source is indicative of the extent of his participation in enforcing anti-semitic ideology, “But beyond that there is a collective responsibility; when he has been one of the leaders.” in juxtaposing the incriminating evidence with that quote, the statements intention is imperative to Speers broader context. Through the assimilation of evidence it’s clear why Speer incriminated himself, in holding constructive
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