Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/09/09

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Subject: Re: [Leica] OT: German WWII Atomic Research
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2003 21:21:54 EDT

In a message dated 9/9/03 4:48:45 PM, writes:

<< Heisenberg and his cronies were taken into British custody and were held

for a year or so after the War at Farm Hill in the UK.  Their private

conversations were taped, and the transcripts have been published.  These

make it clear that neither Hahn nor Heisenberg were avid Nazis and that

they were both shocked to learn that the US had produced a successful bomb

- -- they had thought that their incarceration was to use them to make bombs

for use against the Soviet Union. >>

Intelligence people thought that they knew they were being taped and 
performed accordingly. PBS had a major documentary on this very subject about two 
years ago.

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