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DVD: Speer and Hitler: The Devil's Architect

DVD: Speer and Hitler: The Devil's Architect

Docudrama exploring Albert Speer's role in building the Third Reich

Sebastian Koch portrays Speer sympathetically in 'Speer and Hitler: The Devil's Architect'

Albert Speer was Hitler’s most high-ranking war minister, but just how much was he complicit in Nazi atrocities? Thirty years after his death, and 16 after Gitta Sereny’s controversial biography, Albert Speer: His Battle with Truth, Speer remains a most enigmatic figure. Made in 2005 and now released on DVD, Speer and Hitler: The Devil’s Architect (dir: Heinrich Breloer; English subtitles) is an award-winning three-part docudrama that attempts to unravel that enigma.

A nephew of Speer shakes his head in disbelief as he is presented with the documented evidence

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