415 - Operation Paperclip

This week we talk about the controversial Operation Paperclip, a post World War II secret United States intelligence program that sponsored German scientists to immigrate to the USA. On paper, any Nazis or war criminals were to be excluded... but just how true would that be? This is the first episode of Block 2023!


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REFERENCES AND FURTHER READING:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/4443934.stm

https://www.npr.org/2014/02/15/275877755/the-secret-operation-to-bring-nazi-scientists-to-america

https://airandspace.si.edu/stories/editorial/project-paperclip-and-american-rocketry-after-world-war-ii

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/sep/08/hitler-germany-campaign-collapsed#:~:text=Ordinary%20Germans%20knew%20by%20the,war%20for%20varieties%20of%20defeatism

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/chasing-moon-wernher-von-braun-and-nazis/




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