Synopsis

A young NYC Jewish engineer’s 1946 trek to the American Southwest finds unexpected top secret collaborators. All is revealed almost seventy years later through the discovery of his letters by his artist daughter. After moving to New Mexico Melinda found a box...
Popped In On Tikva Records Pop-Up Store & Concert Series

Popped In On Tikva Records Pop-Up Store & Concert Series

Amazing opportunity to stop in and to attend the opening of Tikva Records opening in San Francisco. Put on by the Idelsohn Society for Musical Preservation and really cool Jewish guys – David Katznelson and Jos Kun and their friends. This music collection is important...

East Bay House Party Fundraiser

Our first public fundraiser for our project. Andrea Hess, the youngest daughter of Sanford O. Hess, and her husband Eric Rubin will host The East Bay House Party in Oakland, California. We are so appreciative for this opportunity to present the incredible story of...
Sanford Oscar Hess Birth Announcement, 1925

Sanford Oscar Hess Birth Announcement, 1925

Today Private Sandy Hess, my father, would be 87 years old, if he were still living on earth. He’s been gone for almost 23 years now. So much has happened in space exploration since 1946 when he was assigned to ‘Project Paperclip’ and worked on the V2 Project at Fort...
Rockets & Ephemerals @  Prelinger Library

Rockets & Ephemerals @ Prelinger Library

Amazing research day with Rick and Megan Prelinger at The Prelinger Library. The stacks of books, periodicals, printed ephemera and government documents are an incredible resource for our personal, popular culture approach to our stories. The library is located in San...
The Story

The Story

In LETTER FROM CLOUDCROFT, a daughter uncovers the alliance between American and German rocket scientists in 1940’s New Mexico through her Jewish Father’s letters, discovered after his death. One still unopened 1946 letter from the Lodge at Cloudcroft...
My Grandmother’s Cookie Jar

My Grandmother’s Cookie Jar

I have a cookie jar story to share that connects the present with the past. On a bitter cold day in December I revisited my grandparent’s old neighborhood in Washington Heights- a formerly German Jewish neighborhood in NYC. I hadn’t been there in over 30 years- not...
Trek to Trinity

Trek to Trinity

Last weekend, a triad of historic, scientific and spiritually significant events occurred within three days. The religious holidays of Passover and Easter flanked the solemn occasion of the one day public opening in April of Trinity site, the “ground zero” for the...
The Same Block House View – 65 Years Later

The Same Block House View – 65 Years Later

Standing in the middle of the dark bunker lit only by the sunlight streaming through the wide open door and three odd shaped windows, I felt not alone, but surrounded by ghosts. Ghosts of the men- German rocket scientists, U.S. Army soldiers and engineers that stood...
Reaction to – Jewish Voice From Germany

Reaction to – Jewish Voice From Germany

On the Jewish Voice From Germany Facebook Page wrote: “Thank you so much! Warm greetings from Berlin!” I am utterly dismayed and surprised by my reaction to receiving an email that reads, “Warm greetings from Berlin.” I never thought I’d be excited or...