Historical Militaria & Autographs

Lot 7:

ALBERT SPEER

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Start price: $80

Estimated price: $160 - $220

Auction house commission: 25%

(1905-1981) German architect, Adolf Hitler’s personal chief architect and minister for armaments and war production. Speer expanded slave labor, supplied mainly from concentration camps. Convicted at Nuremberg and served a 20-year sentence at Spandau Prison in West Berlin. Typed letter signed, on his personal letterhead, Heidelberg Schloss-Wolfsbrunnenweg 6-8-1974, 1 page,8 x 11.5 inches, in German to a Mr. Greene, in part: ‘…I’m sorry you made such a great effort, unfortunately there is an insurmountable obstacle, I’m contractually bound with my publisher to write a book about the 1942-1945 war economy…I cannot provide a detailed answer since they will be part of the book… my experiences in Spandau as well…if you come to visit Germany as part of your work I would be delighted if you will visit me and I can provide you with more answers…’ Signed in full in black ink. Mailing folds.

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