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What did Fritz Todt do?

What did Fritz Todt do?

Fritz Todt (4 September 1891 – 8 February 1942) was a German construction engineer and senior Nazi who rose from the position of Inspector General for German Roadways, in which he directed the construction of the German autobahns (Reichsautobahnen), to become the Reich Minister for Armaments and Ammunition.

Who were Fritz Todt and Albert Speer?

Fritz Todt was killed when on 9th February 1942, the plane he was on exploded soon after taking off for Munich. He was replaced as Minister of Munitions by Albert Speer who had at the last moment cancelled flying on the same plane as Todt.

Who were the Todt workers?

From 1940–42, Organization Todt began its reliance on Gastarbeitnehmer (guest workers), Militärinternierte (military internees), Zivilarbeiter (civilian workers), Ostarbeiter (Eastern workers) and Hilfswillige (“volunteer”) POW workers.

What is Todt?

Todt {m} [veraltet für: Tod] death Organisation {f} Todt.

Who invented the Autobahn in Germany?

Fritz Todt
Hitler’s autobahn construction began in September 1933 under the direction of chief engineer Fritz Todt. The 14-mile expressway between Frankfurt and Darmstadt, which opened on May 19, 1935, was the first section completed under Hitler.

Who was General Hans Leyers?

Hans Leyers (born March 5, 1896 in Düsseldorf , † February 2, 1981 in Eschweiler ) was a German Wehrmacht officer , most recently in the rank of major general .

Is Albert Speer still alive?

Deceased (1905–1981)
Albert Speer/Living or Deceased

Did Germany invade Guernsey?

Guernsey was officially occupied from 30th June 1940 when it was left undefended after the British Government decided to de-militarise it. Herm Island, which is only 20 minutes away from Guernsey by ferry, was initially passed by the Germans but was later claimed by the Third Reich on July 20th 1940.

What are German reparations?

The Treaty of Versailles (signed in 1919) and the 1921 London Schedule of Payments required Germany to pay 132 billion gold marks (US$33 billion [all values are contemporary, unless otherwise stated]) in reparations to cover civilian damage caused during the war.