bombers destroyed the German rocket production facility at
on the night of August 18, 1943, the entire project was
moved to Sangerhausen in the Harz Mountains. The first
skilled laborers arrived from Buchenwald on August 28, and
the Dora-Mittelbau rocket manufacturing project was
established in underground tunnels to protect it from aerial
bombardment. Rocket scientist Arthur Rudolph was among the
men in charge of the cruel slave labor complex. The United
States Army liberated Dora-Mittelbau on April 9, 1945.
A November 21, 1944, postal card addressed to an inmate of
Dora-Mittelbau (indicated by the "D" in the address).
Below, bottom: A January 25, 1945, post card from an inmate
("D" in the return address). Mail from inmates is
seldom seen; mail to inmates is virtually unknown.
The creases and wear on this card poignantly attest to how
fervently young Stanislaus Schiller cherished his beloved
mother's precious greeting, which has been obliterated by