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B-3 Operation Paperclip and the Rise of Weapons of Mass Destruction

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy: Professional Field Services - IMSA Campus - Aurora

Friday, March 4, 2016
IMSA Campus - Aurora 1500 Sullivan Road AuroraIL  60506
Friday, March 4, 2016
IMSA Campus - Aurora 1500 Sullivan Road AuroraIL  60506

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On November 26, 1944 Dutch-American particle physicist Samual Goudsmit and his fellow members of the secret Operation Alsos carefully scoured the private papers of Nazi scientists, uncovering startling information on the extent of Nazi biological weapons experiments. Operation Alsos would give rise to Operation Paperclip – the U.S. government’s effort to bring over 1,600 German and Nazi scientists, doctors, engineers, and technologists to the United States. Also recruited were Nazi war criminals whose scientific prowess seemed to override the U.S. government’s moral qualms. The period from November, 1944 – May, 1945 changed the world as the U.S. government began to gather a group of individuals to secretly make Cold War weapons of mass destruction.

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