Good morning all
I will start off like everytime
@ipsedixit: Thank you and thanks for your good observation, I liked you rhetorical style!
@jrmcleod: You're welcome, glad you liked it!
@felonius: You're right about the forced labor at this facility - much less (if not nothing) in regards to prisoners. Mainly scientists and military
personell worked at Peenemünde where the rockets were tested. The rockets were built in other places.
@YoungMind: Thank yoouuu
@Thunda: You're very right about this thin line between remembering and glorification. As a German I can tell you that the Peenemünde site is def.
not for glorification and not a site where right winged groups go to glorify anything, I do think there are other places tho.
@tom: Glad you liked it. Yes, time's not frozen and in some time you just have to move on.. what happened, happened and no one can change it.
@factbandit: You're welcome! Yes, you're def. right with your statement about not every German being a Nazi (especially at that time), you would be
amazed how many streets are named after Count Graf von Stauffenberg in Germany
@GhostLancer: Thank you so much for your kind words! The pictures can't even put the entirety of the site across if you feel me. It's unfortunately
just a little piece I can give you all. Hehe got your pun
@factbandit (2^^): I think you mixed up my name but no problem at all
Thanks for your questions. I will try to answer them: The missing
windows..yeah, there was this one room which had a sign above its door before you entered and it read "Streng Geheim" ("Top Secret") and in this room
there were several windows in the ground. You could walk over them (pretty much like the Skywalk^^) and some of these windows, embedded into the
ground floor, just were "boxes" with stuff in it (like billions of "Reichsmark" - the bills back then (I will post a pic of the money later) or
mechanical stuff) , but there were also some windows which gave a glimpse of what has been/ seemingly still is/ under the first floor - a rather big
underground complex (I don't want to exaggerate, but the underground level seemed really giant). If it was for testing or just a bunker (or both) - I
really don't know.
Your 2nd Q regarding the circular structure: No, I didn't see it anywhere "in reality" -but I told another member earlier in this thread that on the
scale model of the site, which was way bigger than just on this one photo, there was an area with several of these circular structures, the bad thing
about it is the fact that I wasn't that much into the whole Bell thing at that time so I didn't take care about them and didn't ask the guide. It
seems that they had some of these structures in a seperate area but if your theory is right about them being just water tower structures they just
were built in the water supply area of the site, simple as that. I really can't tell if there are still some structures at the actual area because I
didn't see any of them but I also have to add that not all parts of the test site were accessable (but that of course could have just be again a
security measure because of bombs and dangerous parts laying around there). If you still have any questions feel free to ask them
@belsce: Thank you so much!
@Bordon: I think you're really right about the scientists not wanting their leaders to have a "Wunderwaffe", not all of them were blinded by any Nazi
propaganda. In one information room there were several lockers with information about the scientists and persons involved in Peenemünde - very
informative, and you could tell not all lost their mind ! And yeah, pretty much was destroyed on this installation site. The Russians destoyed a lot
after WWII as the guide told us.
@stealthyaroura: Thank you so much!
@Elohimsciences: Glad you liked it
Yes, that place in fact is in a small mousy town - Peenemünde
It's really a rural region with small villages
around it, nothing special. A little anecdote: As we left the site/ entrance building you could really hear a cock on a nearby farm - Hitler or von
Braun probably never would've imagined that
@RomaMayLi: Thanks a lot! Sorry, I've never heard of that book by Nick Cook before but sure will check it out now! I will tell you something about
Hans Kammler when I finally get my research about Die Glocke done and put it up into this thread
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