Inside the Third Reich: Memoirs Setting & Symbolism

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Berlin

The Federal capital of Germany, Berlin is where Albert Speer completes his education at the Institute of Technology and as a young teacher of architecture is first taken to hear Hitler speak. He is forever mesmerized and superficially joins the Nazi Party. He begins receiving commissions from Party stalwarts and attracts Hitler's attention. Satisfied with the speed with which a new Chancellery is complete, Hitler appoints Speer to build his vision of a city more beautiful than Paris and inspired by the Champs Elysée It includes an Arch of Triumph 550 feet wide, 386 feet high that would have dwarfed surrounding buildings (Paris' is 160 feet tall). At the other end, a massive Adolf Hitler Platz would have been surrounded on three sides the largest domed building in the world and other official buildings. For a while after the outbreak of World War II, Hitler insists that construction continue...

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