You must be the only person in the world who doesn't realize that Von Braun's fame - and subsequent U.S. citizenship - was achieved on the blood of thousands of slave laborers.
Dora and the V–2 - Engineers
"Groups with guitars are on the way out, Mr. Epstein"
Dick Rowe, A & R man
What are you missing here?
Oh I get it, you're just quibbling because conservatism is morally bankrupt. I forgot.
Guy Morand, a French resistance fighter who was a prisoner in Dora, testified in 1995 that after an apparent sabotage attempt:
Without even listening to my explanations, [von Braun] ordered the Meister to have me given 25 strokes...Then, judging that the strokes weren't sufficiently hard, he ordered I be flogged more vigorously...von Braun made me translate that I deserved much more, that in fact I deserved to be hanged...I would say his cruelty, of which I was personally a victim, are, I would say, an eloquent testimony to his Nazi fanaticism.
Robert Cazabonne, another French prisoner, testified that von Braun stood by and watched as prisoners were hung by chains from hoists. Von Braun claimed he "never saw any kind of abuse or killing" and only "heard rumors...that some prisoners had been hanged in the underground galleries".
Wernher von Braun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia