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Speer, Former Top Nazi, Feels ‘personally Responsible’ for Auschwitz Murders

September 9, 1969
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A former top Nazi has admitted that he feels “very personally responsible” for what went on in the Auschwitz death camp during World War II, according to a report in the current issue of Time magazine. Albert Speer, 64, Hitler’s one-time Munitions Minister, said his guilt feelings stemmed from the fact that he never personally investigated conditions at Auschwitz “out of fear that I might discover something which would have forced me to certain steps,” Time reported. “I did not want to know what was happening there…I shut my eyes,” Speer wrote in his memoirs to be published this week. Speer was released from Spandau prison in 1966 for using slave labor.

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