Hitler's Henchmen: Albert Speer, The Architect (2001)
SBS Australia / Channel 5
A portrait of Albert Speer, German 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. Looks at his rise and success and his major role in the governing of Nazi Germany, especially during the Second World War, and at his persistent claim that he knew nothing of the Holocaust. Contains archive footage. Hitler's Henchmen: their names belong in a rogue's gallery of the most brutal, venal and soulless killers of any century. They were the lackeys of Adolf Hitler, his inner circle of co-conspirators who shaped the Nazi dictatorship, enforced its power and carried out the Holocaust. Hitler's Henchmen Series 1 tells the story of the six very different men who formed the inner circle of the Nazi regime Goebbels, Goring, Himmler, Hess, Speer and Donitz. The program not only examines the actions of these infamous men, but probes their psychological makeup, determining how they earned Hitler's trust, became blindly loyal to the cause, committed deadly atrocities and remained unrepentant to the end. Made in association with Germany's leading TV producer, Hitler's Henchmen features never-before seen footage from both government and private sources, rare photographs, documents and eyewitness testimony that proves conclusively that these men were not just following orders, but willing accomplices in Hitler's crimes.