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By Gretchen E. Schafft, Gerhard Zeidler

 

This strong, wide-ranging historical past of the Nazi focus camp Mittelbau-Dora is the 1st publication to investigate how reminiscence of the 3rd Reich advanced all through alterations within the German regime from international battle II to the current. development on intimate wisdom of the heritage of the camp, the place a 3rd of the 60,000 prisoners didn't live to tell the tale the warfare, Gretchen Schafft and Gerhard Zeidler study the political and cultural facets of the camp's memorialization in East Germany and, after 1989, in unified Germany. during the carrying on with tale of Mittelbau-Dora, from its operation as a hard work camp for the V-1 and V-2 rockets to its social development as a monument, Schafft and Zeidler mirror an abiding curiosity within the reminiscence and commemoration of infamous nationwide events.

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Experience in production and assembly work was needed at Mittelbau-Dora, as well as in many other camps as they were being established. For those who could identify no particular skill, a construction job or camp maintenance was assigned. Work that had no function but to exercise sadistic control over others was common. Construction was heavy, dirty work that often was led by those who were under pressure themselves to achieve unrealistic goals from their work slaves, who were most often in no condition to do manual labor.

For those who could identify no particular skill, a construction job or camp maintenance was assigned. Work that had no function but to exercise sadistic control over others was common. Construction was heavy, dirty work that often was led by those who were under pressure themselves to achieve unrealistic goals from their work slaves, who were most often in no condition to do manual labor. It was thus not only difficult but dangerous as well. The composition of the prisoner population changed over time.

The group established a program to design and evaluate such rockets and was put into operation at the army firing range in Kummersdorf, some tens of kilometers south of Berlin. 5 During the 1930s, the research and engineering group pursued, initially at Kummersdorf and then at Peenemünde, the development of rockets codenamed Aggregat (aggregate or assembly) with designations A-1 to at least A-10. During these years, propulsion, guidance, and control systems were in a constant state of redesign in the A-rockets.

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