Hitler's Minister Speer Plays at Berlin's Former Academy of the Arts

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The theatre project Speer attracted much attention in Berlin, as all ten performances were sold out in advance. The production is based on a play by Esther Vilar, and opened January 30 in the former Academy of the Fine Arts at Pariser Platz.

The theatre project Speer attracted much attention in Berlin, as all ten performances were sold out in advance. The production is based on a play by Esther Vilar, and opened January 30 in the former Academy of the Fine Arts at Pariser Platz. During World War II, the studio of the architect Albert Speer, one of Hitler's ministers, was located in the Liebermann Hall. At night Hitler would come over to play with the model of the planned capital of the world "Germania". In the former German Democratic Republic, the room was used by the border guards. Vilar's play reveals a dialogue between Speer and Hans Bauer, an exponent of the GDR.

Speer was directed by the famous Austrian actor Klaus Maria Brandauer who also plays the role of Hans Bauer. Hitler's follower is played by Peter Simonischek.

--By Sandra Luzina
German Correspondent

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