The Man Who Enabled the Holocaust

https://www.thedailybeast.com/albert-speer-the-hitler-henchman-who-enabled-the-holocaust-bears-another-look-today

I guess /The Banality of Evil/ is too much for those of us now accustomed to a steady diet of tweets, but here’s a nice thread (read: article):

«the principal American judge, Francis Biddle, and the Soviet Union’s judge, General Iona Nikitchenko, had voted to sentence Speer to death, but another American judge, John Parker, and a British judge, Norman Birkett, argued for clemency, apparently because he seemed to them too refined to be a mass murderer. Also taken into consideration was his cooperation with Allied intelligence. The [20-year] jail sentence was a compromise reached after a two-day argument among the judges.»

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