Very Scarce A.L.S. with full Signature, Choice Autograph Content
SPEER, Albert (1905-1981). German architect during WWII. 1st Architect of Nazi Germany (1934-1939). Wartime Architect (1939-1942). Designed the Reich Chancellery, the Zeppelin Field Stadium and much more. Minister of Armaments and War Production. Author of “Inside the Third Reich” and “Spandau.” He was one of a very few men who had the courage to tell Hitler the war is lost. Speer stated that he intended to kill Hitler in 1945 with poison. Albert Speer was found guilty of war crimes against humanity. He claimed he was unaware of Nazi extermination plans which most likely saved him from hanging. Speer accepted moral responsibility during the Nuremberg Trials and received 20 years for his role in the Nazi regime. He served his full sentence and was released in 1966.
Authenticating a sketch of Adolf Hitler & commenting on C.O.A.’s
Autograph letter signed, one full page, dated 31.12.71. to a Florida autograph collector. Speer writes: “Dear Mr. Baton, We were on Holidays and now my secretary is on vacation. I doubt, that it is a genuine sketch of Hitler. The details are not done with his usual accuracy. Certificates don’t mean much; they are paid and written to easily. Sorry, I can’t advise you to buy. All the best for the New Year and cordial regards. Albert Speer. Enclosed one dollar in return.” Most of Speer’s letter are typed. Fortunately for this collector, who knew and visited Speer in Heidelberg, wrote to Speer while his secretary was on vacation and signed this letter with his desirable full signature. Fine condition...........$575.00