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Thursday, May 13, 2021

Dorothea Schlidt, last of von Braun’s German rocket team, dies in Huntsville at 100 R.I.P. Fraulein Schlidt

 Dorothea Schlidt, last of von Braun's 'Paperclip' rocket team, dies in  Huntsville at 100

I was fortunate to have met this lady once and was able to speak to her one on one for roughly an hour about life in wartime Germany, coming to America, her time working with Von Braun and other members of the rocket team. One thing that sticks out in my mind that she told was during the bombing of Peenemunde while running to a bunker, Von Braun took a helmet off a dead German soldier and placed it on her head to help protect her from shrapnel and flying debris. Read more HERE.

14 comments:

  1. German. Former nazi? Dies in America.

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  2. What an absolute FARCE! Lauding an ex Nazi! The recruitment by the U.S. of Nazi scientists at the end of WWII was a serious moral lapse by the U.S. and that you would post such a glowing post only reinforces Uber Liberal beliefs that conservatives are nothing but closet Fascists! U-N-B-E-L-I-E-V-A-B-L-E

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    1. Have you considered that the history you were taught in school was not entirely correct? Do you see the times we are living in now? These are not difficult questions but I do realize that It's much easier to just say, "Baaaaaaa." Ohio Guy

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    2. Actually, it was better to keep them from the Soviets.

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    3. 1939, Stalin and his BOLSHEVICS intended to continue their assimilation of nations then exterminating the scholars and leaders... by invading/conquest of Europeans.

      The German people sacrificed everything to preserve Europe!
      In a just world, we should be humbled by the fortitude of the German people.
      We owe them a debt we cannot repay.

      Next.

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    4. Exactly right. The only people who don't get that are the modern-day ((Bolsheviks))

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  3. Quite an amazing story and quite the woman!
    RIP.

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    1. She was a wonderful person. I doubt she was much of a national socialist like Anonymous (demokratz, BLM, ANTIFA, etc. who are all known socialist-commie wannabes) who commented earlier seems to be. She was an 18 year old girl who landed a job with Von Braun because she offered to work at night (WvB kept all sorts of crazy hours). Fraulein Schlidt volunteered much of her time as nurse at local schools in Huntsville, Alabama as a "gray lady". She was a founding member of the Buritt Museum Volunteer Guild. She was a beautiful lady inside and out.

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    2. Oops. She was actually 21 when she went to work with Von Braun. Still, the point remains.

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  4. Well we got some of the German scientists and the Soviets got some too. Good thing Einstein came over when he did. I will have to read more about Operation Paperclip.

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  5. Good story. Too bad Mr. Anonymous doesn't understand it.

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  6. Huntsville is an interesting place. Probably one of the most high tech places in the world. I spent some time there in Army Ordnance Officer Basic Course, and then later in the Advanced course. I was in the field on the south side of the base when they tested a solid rocket booster for the Space Shuttle. No one told us it was about to happen. We weren't that far away. Scared the crap out of us!

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  7. Contrary to all of the comments, I perfectly understand it, and it is not a case of being a sheep and believing what was taught in school, if any of you believe there was nothing wrong with Von Braun AND this woman working for the Nazi's then you have just proved the point made by many that what the Germans did before and during WWII could in actual fact be done by ANY country because people will rationalize ANYTHING! Just as they are rationalizing today to create a two tier society of those vaccinated and those who are not! You people are truly pathetic and you have NO moral high ground over the nut case uber left!

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    1. Yes, yes I've heard the whining and finger pointing to the point of boredom. Tell me though, do you have any workable solutions or even a positive statement behind those eyes? Thanks for stopping by though and letting us know how terrible and pathetic we are. That helped a lot. Ohio Guy

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