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Albert Speer’s Son Follows in Father’s Footsteps, Trailed By His Dark Shadow

By Daniel Treiman

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Hitler’s chief architect, Albert Speer, is remembered, in part ,for his grandiose vision for remaking Berlin’s built landscape along fascist lines. In an irony of history, it turns out that his now 73-year-old son — who has the same name as his father — went on to be an influential urban planner. The younger Speer is preparing an Olympic bid for Munich and has designed entire cities in China and Nigeria from scratch.

The German newspaper Spiegel profiles the younger Albert Speer.


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Harv Mayerowicz Wed. Jan 2, 2008

I read the entire article in Der Spiegel (I just used the link in this blog). I don't see how this article is relevant in the Forward. The article mentions no connection that Speer has with Jews. He neither talks about his father, except in a few sentences about his father's architecture. The mention of Albert Speer Jr. in a Jewish paper certainly meant that the article linked to, would present a Jewish angle. Not only do I think that the Speer article and its presence in your blog is totally irrelevant and inappropriate. But moreso, I believe it turns out intentionally or not, just a big tease.

nat Thu. Jun 26, 2008

there certainly seems to be a theme in this family. grandfather, father and son all named albert and all german architects. i admit i find it interesting, if not a little irrelvant.




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