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Old 15th July 2016, 22:22
Richard T. Eger Richard T. Eger is offline
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Rudolf "Rudi" A. Haunschmied - Me 262 production site book author - Is he still alive?

Dear All,

Rudi, along with 2 other authors, wrote the book St. Georgen - Gusen - Mauthausen: Concentration Camp Mauthausen Reconsidered. At St. Georgen and Gusen there was major production of the combined middle and rear fuselages to the Me 262. The facility at St. Georgen was codenamed Bergkristall and was perhaps the most well developed underground Me 262 production facility. Rudi and his co-authors made the explicit point that it was probably the worst Me 262 production facility in terms of its treatment of its forced laborers.

I have the book, some random ground level photos, aerial photos, and layouts that I wanted to piece together to make more understandable what the physical facility was really like. So, I contacted Rudi for his help, for which he was quite generous. We had corresponded prior to the book's publication.

It appears that Rudi lives in or near St. Georgen, Austria. I wrote to him back in May, but didn't get an answer, then tried again recently, with the same result.

So, my question is: Does anyone know if Rudi is still alive? Perhaps he has changed his e-mail address, which might explain the lack of a response. I'm now at a point where having his intimate knowledge of Bergkristall could be very helpful in painting the picture. Can anyone help?


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