1945-1946 Journal of Gerhard Reisig Dipl.-Ing.

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1945-1946 Journal of Gerhard Reisig Dipl.-Ing.


Gerhard Reisig Dipl.-Ing., later Dr. Gerhard Reisig, was a German-American rocket scientist that worked on the team of von Braun at Fort Bliss. This journal covers his journey to the United States under Operation Paperclip, and includes descriptions of his experience to and through his arrival on December 6th, 1946. In this journal, he discusses numerous parts of his travel and experience in the United States including the rail route taken by the group he was in, reviews of two films of the time, comments on fashion and American society, as well as periodic mentions of food culture especially early in the journal. He additionally copies several articles by hand, some in English, some translated, from periodicals, particularly Time magazine.

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Gerhard Reisig Collection
University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives and Special Collections, Huntsville, Alabama



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Reisig, Dr. Gerhard, “1945-1946 Journal of Gerhard Reisig Dipl.-Ing.,” The UAH Archives and Special Collections, accessed June 5, 2023, http://libarchstor2.uah.edu/digitalcollections/items/show/13447.

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