ALBERT SPEER - TYPESCRIPT SIGNED 10/18/1979 - HFSID 250664
ALBERT SPEER Albert Speer signs a typescript. Typescript signed: "Albert Speer/18.X.79.", 1p, 8½x11. In part: "Hitler's dictatorship was the first dictatorship of an
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Albert Speer signs a typescript.
Typescript signed: "Albert Speer/18.X.79.", 1p, 8½x11. In part: "Hitler's dictatorship was the first dictatorship of an industrial state in this age of modern technology, a dictatorship which employed to perfection the instruments of technology to dominate its own people...By means of such instruments of technology as the radio and public-address systems, eighty million persons could be made subject to the will of one individual...The instruments of technology made it possible to maintain a close watch over all citizens and to keep criminal operations shrouded in a high degree of secrecy...Dictatorships of the past needed assistants of high quality in the lower ranks of leadership also - men who could think and act independently. The authoritarian system in the age of technology can do without such men...Thus the type of uncritical receiver of orders is created." Speer, appointed head architect of the Nazi government in 1934, served as Minister of Armaments from 1943-1945. Although he claimed he knew nothing of the atrocities perpetrated during the Nazi regime, Speer was found guilty of war crimes at Nuremberg in 1946 and imprisoned from 1946-1966. He died on September 1, 1981, less than two years after signing this typescript. Lightly creased. Fine condition.
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