Peenemunde Interviews Project, 1989-1990


Collection Item Summary:

The collection consists of the transcripts for the Peenemunde Project interviews, which examine the development of the German Peenemunde complex from the early 1930s through World War II. The collection consists of 39 hours of interviews with 13 individuals. This project constitutes one of several oral history projects conducted within the Department of Space History, NASM. The principal investigator for this project was Michael Neufeld and the following individuals were interviewed: Werner Dahm; Konrad Danneberg; Walter Haeussermann; Karl Heimberg; Helmut Hoelzer; Fritz Mueller; Herman Oberth; Eberhard Rees (with Mrs. Rees); Gerhard Reisig; Arthur Rudolph; Bernhard Tessman (with Karl Heimburg); Georg von Tiesenhausen; and Walter Wiesman.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • V-2 rocket
  • V-1 rocket
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Rocketry
  • Airplanes
  • Aeronautics, Military
  • Airplanes--Rocket engines
  • Rockets (Aeronautics)
  • Aeronautics

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

Restrictions & Rights

Some materials restricted; contact National Air and Space Museum Archives for details


Neufeld, Michael J. 1951-

Uniform title

Peenemunde Interviews Project (NASM)


  • Neufeld, Michael J. 1951-
  • Danneberg, Konrad
  • Haeussermann, Walter
  • Heimberg, Karl
  • Hoelzer, Helmut
  • Mueller, Fritz
  • Dahm, Werner
  • Rees, Eberhard
  • Reisig, Gerhard
  • Rudolph, Arthur
  • Tessman, Bernhard
  • von Tiesenhausen, Georg
  • Wiesman, Walter
  • Oberth, Hermann 1894-1989
  • Peenemunde Research and Development Station

Physical description

1.09 cubic feet (1 records center box)


  • 1989
  • 1989-1990




This collection contains the interview transcripts only, not the tapes.

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560


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