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Werner Von Braun

1912-1977

Engineer

After World War II, German-born rocket engineer Werner von Braun came to the US, where he developed rockets for the United States military and for NASA. His history of having been a member of the Nazi party and a key figure in the development of Germany's rocket program during the war made him a controversial figure. It was later calculated that thousands of people enslaved by the Nazis had been killed working in von Braun's missile projects, in addition to the thousands killed in London from the notorious V-2 missile, developed by von Braun. The V-2 was also used against Allied troops after D-Day.

Bibliography:

Avi-Yonah, Michael, 1904-1974. photography, Werner Braun.
Jerusalem the Holy. Schocken Books, 1976, [c1973]

Braun, Werner; text by Rosenthal, Gabriella; translated by Zehava Albert and Eamonn Doyle.-- Jerusalem: with 40 color plates. Munich : W. Andermann; distributed by Doubleday, Garden City, N.Y., 1968.