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Further Reading

Contemporary Scholarship

Present entrance to the tunnels and chambers of the rocket factory. Courtesy of Al Gilens.
  • Allen, Michael. The Business of Genocide: The SS, Slave Labor, and the Concentration Camps. Chapel Hill N.C.: University of North Carolina Press, 2002.
  • Biddle, Wayne. Dark Side of the Moon : Wernher von Braun, the Third Reich, and the Space Race. New York: W.W. Norton, 2009.
  • Gimbel, John. “German Scientists, United States Denazification Policy, and the ‘Paperclip Conspiracy’.” The International History Review 12, no. 3 (August 1990): 441-465.
  • Laney, Monique. “Operation Paperclip in Huntsville, Alabama.” In Remembering the Space Age: Proceedings of the 50th Anniversary Conference, 89-107. NASA SP, 2008-4703. Washington, DC: NASA History Division, 2008.
  • Le Maner, Yves, and André Sellier. Images de Dora: 1943 - 1945: Voyage au Coeur du Iiie Reich. [Hardelot]: Coupole Centre d’Histoire de la Guerre et des Fusées, 2001. Also Bilder aus Dora: Zwangsarbeit im Raketentunnel 1943-1945. Bad Münstereifel: Westkreuz-Verlag, 2001.
  • Neufeld, Michael J. “Creating a Memory of the German Rocket Program for the Cold War.” In Remembering the Space Age: Proceedings on the 50th Anniversary Conference, 71-88. NASA SP, 2008-4703. NASA History Division, 2008.
  • ---. The Rocket and the Reich: Peenemünde and the Coming of the Ballistic Missile Era. New York: Free Press, 1995.
  • ---. Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War. New York: Alfred A. Knopf in association with the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, 2007.
  • ---. “Wernher von Braun, the SS, and Concentration Camp Labor: Questions of Moral, Political, and Criminal Responsibility.” German Studies Review 25, no. 1 (February 2002): 57-78.
  • Petersen, Michael. Missiles for the Fatherland: Peenemünde, National Socialism, and the V-2 Missile. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
  • Wagner, Jens-Christian, and Stiftung Gedenkstätten Buchenwald und Mittelbau-Dora. Produktion des Todes: das KZ Mittelbau-Dora. Göttingen: Wallstein, 2001.

Studies of Visual Record of Holocaust and Nazis

  • Gilens, Alvin. Discovery and Despair: Dimensions of Dora. Berlin: Westkreuz-Verlag, 1995.
  • Honnef, Klaus. German Photography 1870-1970: Power of a Medium. Köln: Dumont, 1997.
  • Struk, Janina. Photographing the Holocaust: Interpretations of the Evidence. London; New York: I.B. Tauris, 2004.
  • Zelizer, Barbie. Remembering to Forget: Holocaust Memory Through the Camera’s Eye. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998.
  • ---, ed. Visual culture and the Holocaust. New Brunswick N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2001.

Early Works Mentioning Dora

  • Dornberger, Walter. V-2. New York: Viking Press, 1954.
  • McGovern, James. Crossbow and Overcast. New York: W. Morrow, 1964.
  • Ordway, Frederick, and Sharpe, Mitchell. The Rocket Team. London: Heinemann, 1979.

Prisoner and Eyewitness Accounts

V-2 rocket engine, assembly chamber 29. Courtesy of Al Gilens.
  • Abzug, Robert. Inside the Vicious Heart: Americans and the Liberation of Nazi Concentration Camps. New York: Oxford University Press, 1985.
  • Béon, Yves. Planet Dora: A Memoir of the Holocaust and the Birth of the Space Age. Boulder Colo.: Westview Press, 1997.
  • Berg, Pierre. Scheisshaus Luck: Surviving the Unspeakable in Auschwitz and Dora. New York: American Management Association, 2008.
  • Michel, Jean. Dora. New York: Holt Rinehart and Winston, 1980.
  • Sellier, André. A History of the Dora Camp. Chicago: I.R. Dee, 2003.
  • Wegener, Peter. The Peenemünde Wind Tunnels: A Memoir. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996.

Journalists on Project Paperclip

  • Bower, Tom. The Paperclip Conspiracy: The Hunt for the Nazi Scientists. Boston: Little Brown, 1987.
  • Hunt, Linda. Secret Agenda: The United States Government, Nazi Scientists, and Project Paperclip, 1945 to 1990. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1991.
  • Simpson, Christopher. Blowback: America’s Recruitment of Nazis and Its Effects on the Cold War. New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1988.

Defenses after the Rudolph Case

Dora camp solitary confinement jail cells. Courtesy of Al Gilens.
  • Franklin, Thomas. An American in Exile: The Story of Arthur Rudolph. Huntsville Ala.: C. Kaylor Co., 1987.
  • Stuhlinger, Ernst, and Ordway, Frederick. Wernher Von Braun, Crusader for Space: A Biographical Memoir. Malabar Fla.: Krieger Pub., 1994.
  • Stuhlinger, Ernst, and Michael J. Neufeld. “Wernher von Braun and Concentration Camp Labor: An Exchange.” German Studies Review 26, no. 1 (February 2003): 121-126.
  • Ward, Bob. Dr. Space: The Life of Wernher Von Braun. Annapolis Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2005.
  • Winterstein, William. Gestapo USA: When Justice Was Blindfolded. San Francisco CA: Robert D. Reed, 2002.