Al­bert Speer Jr., son of Nazi ar­chi­tect, dies in Ger­many

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BER­LIN — Al­bert Speer Jr., the son of Adolf Hitler’s chief ar­chi­tect who had his own ac­com­plished ar­chi­tec­tural ca­reer but strug­gled

to dis­tance him­self from his fa­ther’s legacy, has died. He was 83.

The ar­chi­tec­ture firm he founded, Al­bert Speer + Part­ner GmbH, said Speer died Sat­ur­day in Frank­furt. Speer was 12 when his fa­ther was con­victed in Nurem­berg of war crimes and sen­tenced to 20 years in prison. He told the Sued­deutsche Zeitung news­pa­per in an in­ter­view in 2010 he was “an­noyed” to al­ways be asked about his fa­ther.

“I have tried my whole life to dis­tance my­self from my fa­ther,” he said.

Pro­fes­sion­ally, Speer Jr. con­cen­trated on de­sign­ing en­vi­ron­men­tally sound and en­ergy-ef­fi­cient build­ings. His firm was se­lected to de­sign the sta­di­ums for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

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