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The Resource Planet Dora : a memoir of the Holocaust and the birth of the space age, Yves Béon ; edited with an introduction by Michael J. Neufeld ; translated by Yves Béon and Richard L. Fague

Planet Dora : a memoir of the Holocaust and the birth of the space age, Yves Béon ; edited with an introduction by Michael J. Neufeld ; translated by Yves Béon and Richard L. Fague

Label
Planet Dora : a memoir of the Holocaust and the birth of the space age
Title
Planet Dora
Title remainder
a memoir of the Holocaust and the birth of the space age
Statement of responsibility
Yves Béon ; edited with an introduction by Michael J. Neufeld ; translated by Yves Béon and Richard L. Fague
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Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • An extraordinary memoir by a survivor of the Nazi camps, Yves Beon, Planet Dora is a recollection of life and death in a concentration camp like no other. Dora was a cavernous underground factory cut out of solid rock, where life was like a nightmarish scene from Dante: thousands of prisoners beaten, starved, killed, and living underground for weeks at a time. The purpose of all this brutality was to build the world's first operational rockets: the V-1 and V-2 missiles, Hitler's vengeance weapons
  • Some of Germany's most brilliant scientists were involved with production at Dora, including Wernher von Braun, who after the war went on to become the father of the American space program. It was his Saturn V rocket, designed with the help of his wartime comrades, that put the first man on the moon, while the Saturn V project was headed by the man who had been the director of slave labor in Dora. In fact, some of the very rockets built in Dora were packed up after the war and shipped to New Mexico to serve as the seeds of the U.S. space program. In a very real sense, the greatest technological achievement of the twentieth century had its origins in the enslavement and murder of thousands of innocent people, the down payment of a Faustian bargain that still tarnishes our reach for the stars
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.53/18/0943224
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
D805.G3
LC item number
B45613 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Planet Dora : a memoir of the Holocaust and the birth of the space age, Yves Béon ; edited with an introduction by Michael J. Neufeld ; translated by Yves Béon and Richard L. Fague
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0830/96029626-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 250 pages
Isbn
9780813334929
Lccn
96029626
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm36037776
Label
Planet Dora : a memoir of the Holocaust and the birth of the space age, Yves Béon ; edited with an introduction by Michael J. Neufeld ; translated by Yves Béon and Richard L. Fague
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0830/96029626-d.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 250 pages
Isbn
9780813334929
Lccn
96029626
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm36037776

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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