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  • I was not a member of the SS.

  • Hitler's dictatorship differed in one fundamental point from all its predecessors in history. His was the first dictatorship in the present period of technical development, a dictatorship which made complete use of all technical means for the domination of its own country. Through technical means like the radio and the loud-speaker, eighty million people were deprived of independent thought. It was thereby possible to subject them to the will of one man.

    "Nuremberg: The War Crimes Trial". Book by Richard Norton-Taylor, Nicolas Kent, 1997.
  • Hitler had a great gift for adjusting - consciously or intuitively - to his surroundings. ... With enormous histrionic intuition he could shape his behavior to changing situations.

  • Hitler's dictatorship was the first of an industrial estate 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, eighty million persons could be made subject to the will of one individual. Telephone, teletype, radio, made it possible to transmit the commands of the highest levels directly to the lowest organs where they were executed uncritically

  • I grow dizzy when I recall that the number of manufactured tanks seems to have been more important to me than the vanished victims of racism.

  • He was highly annoyed by the series of triumphs by the marvelous colored American runner, Jesse Owens. People whose antecedents came from the jungle were primitive, Hitler said with a shrug; their physiques were stronger than those of civilized whites and hence should be excluded from future games.

    Games   People   Annoyed  
    Albert Speer (1997). “Inside the Third Reich”, p.73, Simon and Schuster
  • In the burning and devastated cities, we daily experienced the direct impact of war. It spurred us to do our utmost...the bombing and the hardships that resulted from them did not weaken the morale of the populace.

    War   Impact   Cities  
    "Inside the Third Reich: Memoirs" by Albert Speer, (p. 363), 1970.
  • Cases of sickness made up a very small percentage which in my opinion was normal. However, propaganda pamphlets dropped from aircraft were telling the workers to feign illness, and detailed instructions were given to them on how to do it.

  • The Americans had not played a very prominent part in the war of 1914-1918, he (Adolf Hitler) thought, and moreover, had not made any great sacrifices of blood. They would certainly not withstand a trial by fire, for their fighting qualities were low. In general no such thing as an American people existed as a unit; they were nothing but a mass of immigrants from many nations and many races.

  • Temporarily in 1934 I became a department head in the German Labor Front and dealt with the improvement of labor conditions in German factories. Then I was in charge of public works on the staff of Hess. I gave up both these activities in 1941.

  • In all my activities as Armament Minister I never once visited a labor camp, and cannot, therefore, give any information about them.

  • One seldom recognizes the devil when he is putting his hand on your shoulder.

    Hands   Devil   Shoulders  
  • No doubt concentration camps were a means, a menace used to keep order.

    Mean   Order   Doubt  
  • At headquarters, where everyone lived under the tremendous pressure of responsibility, probably nothing was more welcome than a dictate from above. That meant being freed of a decision and simultaneously being provided with an excuse for failure.

    Albert Speer (1997). “Inside the Third Reich”, p.303, Simon and Schuster
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