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Welding torch handle with cutting tip from the Dora Mittelbau V2 factory

Object | Accession Number: 2007.486.11

Welding torch handle, with cutting tip, acquired by Chester C. Boone from the Dora Mittelbau V2 rocket factory in Nordhausen, Germany. Boone was a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army detachment that took over the factory after the liberation of the Dora-Mittelbau concentration camp by US forces in April 1945. The secret, underground factory complex was operated with a slave labor force, many of whom were massacred by the Germans as they evacuated the camp. Boone's group oversaw the dismantling of the factory for six months, until it came under Soviet control, with the postwar partition of Germany.

1945  (received)
received : Dora (concentration camp); Nordhausen (Thuringia, Germany)
Tools and Equipment
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Dave Johnson and the Boone Family
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Record last modified: 2019-02-11 06:57:38
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