a history of the dora camp the untold story of the nazi slave labor camp that secretly manufactured v 2 rockets

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A History Of The Dora Camp

Author : Andre Sellier
ISBN : 9781461739494
Genre : History
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In mid-1943 Nazi Germany entered a crisis from which it was to emerge vanquished. Faced with a shortage of manpower in armaments factories, the Third Reich sent concentration camp prisoners to work as slaves. While the genocide of the Jews and the Gypsies continued at extermination camps, numerous outside "Kommandos" were set up in the vicinity of the large concentration camps. The Dora Camp, located in the center of Germany, was one of the most notorious. Originally a mere Kommando attached to Buchenwald, it became one of the largest Nazi concentration camps. There prisoners were put to work in a huge underground factory, building V-2 rockets, the secret weapon developed by German scientists in an attempt to reverse the course of the war, under the direction of Wernher von Braun. In this dispassionate but powerful account, André Sellier, himself a former prisoner at Dora, tells the dramatic story of the camp, the tunnel factory, and the underground work sites. He has utilized all available documents as well as unpublished testimony from several dozen fellow prisoners. He recounts the horrors of everyday life at Dora—prisoners dying by the hundreds and indescribable suffering—and the murderous "evacuation" of the camp by railroad convoys and death marches, which took place in early 1945 and led to the death of thousands of prisoners. Illustrated with 20 pages of photographs and drawings, and 24 maps.

Commemorating Hell

Author : Gretchen E. Schafft
ISBN : 0252093054
Genre : History
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This powerful, wide-ranging history of the Nazi concentration camp Mittelbau-Dora is the first book to analyze how memory of the Third Reich evolved throughout changes in the German regime from World War II to the present. Building on intimate knowledge of the history of the camp, where a third of the 60,000 prisoners did not survive the war, Gretchen Schafft and Gerhard Zeidler examine the political and cultural aspects of the camp's memorialization in East Germany and, after 1989, in unified Germany. Through the continuing story of Mittelbau-Dora, from its operation as a labor camp for the V-1 and V-2 rockets to its social construction as a monument, Schafft and Zeidler reflect an abiding interest in the memory and commemoration of notorious national events.

Planet Dora

Author : Yves Béon
ISBN : UOM:39015041001218
Genre : History
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Shocking linkages between Nazi concentration camp Dora, Nazi rocket scientists, and the American space program? Did the grandest technological achievement of the 20th century have origins in the Holocaust? Half a century ago, did a group of brilliant scientists make a Faustian bargain that still stains the foundation of our reach for the stars? Once you read PLANET DORA, you will never watch the launching of the Space Shuttle in quite the same way again. Index. Maps. Photos.

The Journal Of Intelligence History Volume 6 Number 2

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Gravity S Rainbow

Author : Thomas Pynchon
ISBN : 9781101594650
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Winner of the 1974 National Book Award “A screaming comes across the sky. . .” A few months after the Germans’ secret V-2 rocket bombs begin falling on London, British Intelligence discovers that a map of the city pinpointing the sexual conquests of one Lieutenant Tyrone Slothrop, U.S. Army, corresponds identically to a map showing the V-2 impact sites. The implications of this discovery will launch Slothrop on an amazing journey across war-torn Europe, fleeing an international cabal of military-industrial superpowers, in search of the mysterious Rocket 00000, through a wildly comic extravaganza that has been hailed in The New Republic as “the most profound and accomplished American novel since the end of World War II.”

The Journey Of Private Galione

Author : Mary Nahas
ISBN : 1414102224
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During World War II, Mittelbau Dora Concentration Camp housed the most top-secret factory in Germany. Deep in a labyrinth of dark underground caves running through the Harz Mountains, emaciated slave laborers from Buchenwald and other camps worked under the lash of brutal Nazi guards, struggling to manufacture the world's first ballistic missile-a weapon for which the world had no defense! By April 9, 1945, the prisoners had given up all hope of being rescued. Having no food or water, they dragged themselves to the infirmary to die. The Journey of Private Galione is a compelling historical account that reveals how a single soldier on a lone mission: . Found the camp and saved the prisoners . Caused the discovery of Nordhausen, Buchenwald, and other camps . Beat the Russians to the world's most advanced missile technology . Changed world history "My God, what a book! The story of your family is enthralling . . ." -Yves Besn, Dora Survivor and Author of Planet Dora "An amazing story, and when I read it to the survivors at our Board of Directors they were touched." -Marie-Claire du Bois, daughter of a political prisoner who died at Ellrich and Secretary of the Belgian Association of the Survivors of Camp Dora "In a few more days I would have died. John Galione and his fellow soldiers saved my life!" -Michel Depierre, Dora Survivor "I was moved to tears." -Jimmy Esposito, WOBM-AM Radio Talk Show Host

The Nazis Next Door

Author : Eric Lichtblau
ISBN : 9780547669229
Genre : History
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A Newsweek Best Book of the Year: “Captivating . . . rooted in first-rate research” (The New York Times Book Review). In this New York Times bestseller, once-secret government records and interviews tell the full story of the thousands of Nazis—from concentration camp guards to high-level officers in the Third Reich—who came to the United States after World War II and quietly settled into new lives. Many gained entry on their own as self-styled war “refugees.” But some had help from the US government. The CIA, the FBI, and the military all put Hitler’s minions to work as spies, intelligence assets, and leading scientists and engineers, whitewashing their histories. Only years after their arrival did private sleuths and government prosecutors begin trying to identify the hidden Nazis. Now, relying on a trove of newly disclosed documents and scores of interviews, Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter Eric Lichtblau reveals this little-known and “disturbing” chapter of postwar history (Salon).

The Search For Johnny Nicholas

Author : Hugh Wray McCann
ISBN : 1456464418
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Johnny Nicholas had many faces. To some he was "Major John Nicholas," a downed black American pilot who parachuted into France on a secret intelligence mission. To others he was a key player in the French Resistance and a doctor who'd set up a practice in Paris as a cover for his clandestine activities. At a well built 6 feet, he was a bon vivant who loved the high life, and a film producer with a penchant for boldly thumbing his nose at the Nazis in World War II Paris. To Florence, his blonde girlfriend, he was an enigma who cheated on her; she betrayed him to her German handlers. Nicholas was arrested by the Gestapo and wound up in 1943 in Buchenwald as a slave laborer, later working with thousands of other prisoners to hollow out a secret underground plant under construction at Camp Dora where V-1 and V-2 rocket bombs were built. He was the only black and only "American" at Dora. Who was Johnny Nicholas and how did he survive four death sentences? What was his real mission and ultimate fate? More than 20 years and 600 contacts worldwide have gone into The Search for Johnny Nicholas, the dramatic untold story of an unsung hero. "What an interesting character Nicholas was! As enigmatic as he seemed I kept rooting for him throughout the book. He seemed to fill his roles perfectly and managed to succeed at everything he tried. While he was a loner he seemed to always be doing something to help someone else. I thought that the "eulogy" at the end of the book was very appropriate for him. I imagine that there were many such heroic people in WWII who were never recognized for what they did to help stop the Axis countries and the Nazi killing machine." --Jerry Bricker, Aadvise Consulting, LLC

Von Braun

Author : Michael Neufeld
ISBN : 9780525435914
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Curator and space historian at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum delivers a brilliantly nuanced biography of controversial space pioneer Wernher von Braun. Chief rocket engineer of the Third Reich and one of the fathers of the U.S. space program, Wernher von Braun is a source of consistent fascination. Glorified as a visionary and vilified as a war criminal, he was a man of profound moral complexities, whose intelligence and charisma were coupled with an enormous and, some would say, blinding ambition. Based on new sources, Neufeld's biography delivers a meticulously researched and authoritative portrait of the creator of the V-2 rocket and his times, detailing how he was a man caught between morality and progress, between his dreams of the heavens and the earthbound realities of his life.

Bulletin Of The Atomic Scientists

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