Got this from Quora which is a question forum of some interest. It is startling just how young he was then. Yet every German was then drawn into the State's net and the ambitious rewarded of course. How could you escape it even if initially you wanted to. Then the day comes when your orders are criminal and you have no way home except by death.
It is telling that all the great State dictatorships ultimately generate State crimes. Today the Chinese dictatorship cum Oligarchy is wrestling with the Falun Gong suppression used to harvest organs. The end game for the guilty was full dictatorship. That was preempted and is now been crushed. Yet what happens next there.?
It is more telling that nothing like this arises in India while we watch that country become better organized decade after decade. Bad ideas are tried and discarded. Now we have a Modi who is altering the governing culture and causing it to become far less corrupt. At the same time he is successfully expanding important infrastructure building as well. They lag China by a good decade but will now close that gap and motor by it.
The final statement of Albert Speer, Hitlers architect. He is called the "good nazi" and made almost the whole world believe that he regretted things, and hadn't done many things. He served a life time sentence, and got out after about 20 years. (Can't be bothered to look ti up)
I cannot verify this source, but i found it here.
ALBERT SPEER (Defendant): Mr. President, may it please the Tribunal: Hitler and the collapse of his system have brought a time of tremendous suffering upon the German people. The useless continuation of this war and the unnecessary destruction make the work of reconstruction more difficult. Privation and misery have come to the German people. After this Trial, the German people will despise and condemn Hitler as the proven author of its misfortune. But the world will learn from these happenings not only to hate dictatorship as a form of government, but to fear it.