V2 and Meillerwagen conservation project
The V2 and Meillerwagen tell the stories of Australian Bomber crew attacks of the Nazi rocket factory at Peenemünde, the concentration camp internees forced to work on V2 factory lines, Allied victims of V-2 bombing raids, and their connection to the Space Race.
The V2 and Meillerwagen have been in the Memorial’s collection since 1957 and are being considered for display as part of the Memorial’s Development Project. A major conservation project is underway to make the V2 and Meillerwagen display ready.
You can find information about the project here.
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Time lapse of the V2
Time lapse footage of the V2 being disassembled in the large technology workshop.
In order for the V2 and Meillerwagen to be displayed in the future, they need to undergo conservation assessment, treatment and repair. View some of the current works being undertaken at the Treloar Technology Centre.
From the Archives
PHOTOS AND ARTWORK of the V2 FROM THE COLLECTION
In Episode 30 of Collected, Louise Maher is shown a captured V2 that was brought to Australia after the war and hears the testimony of a Jewish concentration camp survivor forced to work on the Nazi weapons project.
Colette: The French resistance fighter confronting fascism
90-year-old Colette Marin-Catherine confronts her past by visiting the German concentration camp Mittelbau-Dora where her brother was killed. As a young girl, she fought Hitler's Nazis as a member of the French Resistance. For 74 years, she has refused to step foot in Germany, but that changes when a young history student named Lucie enters her life. Prepared to re-open old wounds and revisit the terrors of that time, Marin-Catherine offers important lessons for us all.