Hilde Schramm

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Hilde Schramm, 2012

Hilde Schramm (born 17 April 1936) is a German politician for Alliance '90/The Greens (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen). Internationally she is best known as the daughter of the German architect, senior Nazi Party official Albert Speer (1905-1981), and younger sister of Albert Speer, Jr.


As a teenager, Schramm was awarded a competitive scholarship to study in the United States. The US government initially refused her a visa, but reversed its decision in the face of publicity, including offers of hospitality from several families (some of them Jewish).[citation needed]

Schramm became a prominent European political figure who distinguished herself for helping victims of anti-semitism and Nazi atrocities. She is also a publisher and sociologist. In 1994, she was awarded the Moses Mendelssohn Award from Berlin for her work. Schramm is active in politics, and has been a leader of the Green Party in Berlin. She has also served as vice president of the Berlin city council.

She was interviewed extensively in the 2005 docudrama Speer und Er.

Schramm had no contact with her father who was released from Spandau Prison in October 1966.

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