Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Slave labor and the V-2





Dora and the V-2

Or why I don't think Von Braun is a hero.

2 comments:

Jeff said...

I just picked up "The Rocket and The Reich" at the library. Haven't started it yet, but looking through it I get the impression that the author doesn't let Von Braun get off too easily when it comes to the slave labor.

R2K said...

I admire and share his love for space and exploration. But space and exploration should not come at such human costs. He knew about it all along, and got away with his war crimes by being valuable to the Americans who cared but didnt care that much about things that might happen to jews or gay people or roma.

Come back some time and tell us more about the book, and if you suggest it for others.