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#1    __Kratos__

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Posted 19 May 2006 - 11:04 PM

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. - A former Nazi scientist has been booted from the International Space Hall of Fame.

The New Mexico Museum of Space History's commission unanimously voted last week to remove Hubertus Strughold.

He had been inducted in 1978 for work in developing the spacesuit and space capsule, and contributions to space medicine.

But Strughold was also linked to experiments on prisoners in the Dachau concentration camp in his native Germany.

A museum visitor noticed Strughold's name in the hall last fall and told the New Mexico Anti-Defamation League which then uncovered records on his past.
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Posted 19 May 2006 - 11:16 PM

His work may not be meaningless but the fact that he experimented on political prisoners can not be ignored.

Here is a link to a BBC News article on Project Paperclip, where the USA doctored the records of Nazi scientists to hide some of their war crimes so that they could work for the USA. Project Paperclip: Dark side of the Moon

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Posted 20 May 2006 - 11:16 PM

Urgh Nazis! As a jew, I glad to hea hes out. Still, at least he did somthing productive with his life.

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 04:40 AM

What. This is absurd!
He had provided his time, effort, and intelligence to mankind,
Made the hall of fame, just to be taking out of it.
So what if he was a Nazi.

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 01:41 PM

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So what if he was a Nazi.


So it doesn't matter that her performed experiments on Jews at  Dachau then? We are not just talking about a member of the Nazi party here, we are talking about a war criminal who never came to trial. Is that really the sort of person you want the USA to hold up as an example of a hero?

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Posted 23 May 2006 - 02:20 PM

Yes. His Nazi Experiments were another thing in his life altogether.
They should have only looked at what he did
'for work in developing the spacesuit, space capsule,
and contributions to space medicine.'

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Posted 23 May 2006 - 02:37 PM

He is a monster, and if he wasnt dead he should be shot.

Glad to see that SOB taken down.

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Posted 23 May 2006 - 03:02 PM

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Yes. His Nazi Experiments were another thing in his life altogether.
They should have only looked at what he did
'for work in developing the spacesuit, space capsule,
and contributions to space medicine.'


So what you are saying is that if you are a mass murderer it doesn't really matter if you have done something useful as well. Does that go for rapists and paedophiles as well?

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Posted 23 May 2006 - 03:49 PM

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Urgh Nazis! As a jew, I glad to hea hes out. Still, at least he did somthing productive with his life.


not all nazi's were anti-seminist... a lot of german scientists, soldiers ect, were dragged into working for hitler. a lot of german soldiers, and I mean a lot, never wanted to go to war for hitler, but if they didnt (appariently) bad things would happen to themselves or their family. when england took prisoners of war, who were then set to work on the fields later on, actually wanted to stay in england as they feared hitler that much.

sure this guy sounds like a bad man, but remember, not all nazi's beleived in hitlers idea's. and around the time of the second world war, a lot of the world were not on the side of jewish people either.


plus, I dont agree with taking his name from the space hall of fame, sure he was a bad man, but that doesn't mean he shouldnt be acknowledged for his acheivments.

its like taking down shakespeares work because he was a drunk. (though I know thats very different from this guy, so dont bother quoting me to tell me that again...)

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