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From The House of the Dead

on Albert Speer

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Hitler's architect and minister of armaments and war production, Speer survived the war and (after the Nuremberg trials, during which he acknowledged the use of slave labourers) was imprisoned in Berlin for twenty years. some thought his imprisonment was partly an attempt by the Soviet Union to keep him out of the Western hands. during his captivity, he wrote basically an autobiography on scraps of paper. this essay portrays him in a sad light: he seems almost childlike in the way he writes, reads, sketches. the essay ends by noting that his prison sentence was a walk in the park compared to what befell those slave labourers.

Steiner, G. (2009). From The House of the Dead. In Steiner, G. At the New Yorker. New Directions, pp. 69-77

(verb) to move about freely or at will; wander / (verb) to speak or write at length or in detail

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to this extent Speer admitted--indeed, expatiated on--his guilt

—p.70 by George Steiner
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to this extent Speer admitted--indeed, expatiated on--his guilt

—p.70 by George Steiner
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(noun) the male head of a household / (noun) the father of a family / (noun) a man who originates or is a leading figure in something (as a movement, discipline, or enterprise)

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Speer knew Hitler as a "solicitous paterfamilias"

—p.72 by George Steiner
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Speer knew Hitler as a "solicitous paterfamilias"

—p.72 by George Steiner
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(adjective) shut off from the light; dark murky / (adjective) hard to understand; obscure / (adjective) causing gloom

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In some tenebrous manner, Hitler saw in the messanaic coherence of the Jewish people

—p.73 by George Steiner
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In some tenebrous manner, Hitler saw in the messanaic coherence of the Jewish people

—p.73 by George Steiner
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