Albert Speer, became Hitler's architect & who was, for a part of World War II, Minister of Armaments and War Production for the Third Reich. Speer was Adolf Hitler's chief architect before assuming ministerial office. Speer accepted responsibility at the Nuremberg trials and in his memoirs for crimes of the Nazi regime, and defied Hitler's scorched earth polices in 1945 and saved Germany from a complete annihilation.
Altar of St Mary’s Basilica, 13th-14th century, Krakow, Poland, with triptych carved between 1477 and 1489 by the Bavarian sculptor Veit Stoss. In 1941, during German occupation, the dismantled Altar was stolen and shipped to the Third Reich on the order of the Governor-General of that part of occupied Poland. It was recovered in 1946 in Bavaria, hidden in the basement of the heavily bombed Nuremberg Castle. It was restored in Poland and was put back in its place 10 years later.
1936, the Hindenberg flies over Berlin's opening ceremonies. ( AP File photo / July 25, 2012 ). More vintage Olympic photos: http://www.redeyechicago.com/sports/ct-red-vintage-olympics-photo-gallery,0,7125527.photogallery