21 Total Quotes

Albert Speer Quotes

One seldom recognizes the devil when he has his hand on your shoulder.
Albert Speer
#Devil

I would rather not tell you here things which every German has at heart.
Albert Speer
#Heart #German Architect

In all my activities as Armament Minister I never once visited a labor camp, and cannot, therefore, give any information about them.
Albert Speer
#German Architect #Information

It is certain that concentration camps had a bad reputation with us.
Albert Speer
#German Architect #Reputation

It is clear that a worker who has not enough food cannot achieve a good work output. I already said yesterday that every head of a plant, and I too at the top, was naturally interested in having well-fed and satisfied workers, because badly fed, dissatisfied workers make more mistakes and produce poor results.
Albert Speer
#Food

No doubt concentration camps were a means, a menace used to keep order.
Albert Speer
#German Architect #Doubt

All I know is that these two gases both had a quite extraordinary effect, and that there was no respirator, and no protection against them that we knew of. So the soldiers would have been unable to protect themselves against this gas in any way.
Albert Speer
#German Architect

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.
Albert Speer
#German Architect #Improvement

All sensible Army people turned gas warfare down as being utterly insane since, in view of your superiority in the air, it would not be long before it would bring the most terrible catastrophe upon German cities, which were completely unprotected.
Albert Speer
#German Architect #Army

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.
Albert Speer
#Propaganda #German Architect

I assert that a great number of the foreign workers in our country did their work quite voluntarily once they had come to Germany.
Albert Speer
#Country #German Architect

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.
Albert Speer
#German Architect

I was not a member of the SS.
Albert Speer
#German Architect