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{SPEAKER name="KARL HEIMBURG"}
No, definitely not. In a generalization.

{SPEAKER name="MICHAEL NEUFELD"}
Mmhmm

{SPEAKER name="KARL HEIMBURG"}
Definitely you had people, who had a high interest but, generally, you could not generalize that.

{SPEAKER name="MICHAEL NEUFELD"}
Mmhmm.

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For a lot of people it was a job?

{SPEAKER name="KARL HEIMBURG"}
For a lot of people is was a job.

{SPEAKER name="MICHAEL NEUFELD"}
Mmhmm, mmhmm.

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But when you arrived, there were already a number of thousands—

{SPEAKER name="KARL HEIMBURG"}
You are right, there were several thousand at Peenemünde.

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{SPEAKER name="MICHAEL NEUFELD"}
Okay, now to return to the—

{SPEAKER name="KARL HEIMBURG"}
Again this is a question you could ask Tessmann or Rudolph, you know, who were in that area, since, as Tessmann, 1934.

{SPEAKER name="MICHAEL NEUFELD"}
Mmhmm

{SPEAKER name="KARL HEIMBURG"}
And who had— you know he said when he arrived he had several conversations where von Braun told him about space flight and they could only shake their heads.

{SPEAKER name="MICHAEL NEUFELD"}
Mmhmm

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{SPEAKER name="KARL HEIMBURG"}
Because that was completely new to them, and they were, as Tessmann at that time, a very young engineer just coming out of college.

{SPEAKER name="MICHAEL NEUFELD"}
Mmhmm.

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{SPEAKER name="MICHAEL NEUFELD"}
I have to, I would definitely like to uh, to be able to use your name and to ask him if he would like to interview, because people who were there earlier are very interesting to me.

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{SPEAKER name="KARL HEIMBURG"}
If you would come this afternoon, I could ask him to come over and I tell you why. Tessman had first, a heart operation, four bypasses. I told you the story about Oberth in Munich—

{SPEAKER name="MICHAEL NEUFELD"}
Yeah, right. Uhh,

{SPEAKER name="KARL HEIMBURG"}
—but that was strictly a sideline.

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{SPEAKER name="MICHAEL NEUFELD"}
Mmhmm, okay so, we were, so we were just beginning, I think, before we got sidetracked, a couple of, some interesting stories, we were just beginning to talk about your time at test stands.

{SPEAKER name="KARL HEIMBURG"}
Right.

{SPEAKER name="MICHAEL NEUFELD"}
And you said that you were un-, directly under Hueter.

{SPEAKER name="KARL HEIMBURG"}
Hueter.

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{SPEAKER name="MICHAEL NEUFELD"}
And your resp-, and you were, uh, you were not, uh, on the A4 engine test stand at that time, were you? Or were you in all different kinds of tests for different, different engines and vehicles?

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{SPEAKER name="KARL HEIMBURG"}
When we talk about the first months—

{SPEAKER name="MICHAEL NEUFELD"}
Mmhmm

{SPEAKER name="KARL HEIMBURG"}
—on the test facility, I was strictly on test stand number 7. And test stand number 7, um—

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