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Rocket expert quits US over report of V-2 role

Arthur L. H. Rudolph, who designed the rocket that took US astronauts to the moon, has renounced his US citizenship and left the country after the Justice Department alleged that he ''literally worked thousands of slave laborers to death'' while building V-2 rockets for the Nazis during World War II.

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Rudolph was among 119 German rocket experts who were brought to the United States after the war.