Rudolph, Arthur Louis Hugo (1906–1996)
In 1984, nearly a decade after he retired, the Department of Justice accused Rudolph of participating in a slave-labor program, which ultimately involved the deaths of 20,000 people, when he was operations director of the V-2 rocket factory at Nordhausen during the Second World War. Although Rudolph contested the charges, he relinquished his American citizenship and returned to Germany. While the Justice Department did not pursue his case, he was refused a United States visa in 1989 to attend a 20th-anniversary celebration of the first Moon landing.
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