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As the Second World War ended, the U.S. and the Soviets engaged in a fierce competition for the brightest German minds. Harry Truman approved a secret intelligence program to recruit German scientists, engineers, and technicians to work on projects ranging from developing rockets to designing chemical and biological weapons. Many were former Nazi party members. Among the scientists recruited was the designer of the German V-2 rocket, Wernher Von Braun, who would go on to be the father of the U.S. Space program. In her highly praised book, Operation Paperclip (Little Brown and Company, 2014), Annie Jacobsen reveals the history and the people involved in this controversial program. We will explore the backgrounds of the recruits and the contributions, both good and bad, that they made. We will discuss the morality of the program and whether the results were worth the cost. Join us to discuss this fascinating book. 
 

Class Details

14 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

Location
Virtual - Any Location

Instructor
MultipleInstructor :
1.Brent Siegel2.Michael Sehr 

Tuition: 

$0.00


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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/7/2021 - 12/7/2021 Weekly - Tue 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM N/A, Virtual - Any Location  Map Michael Sehr  ; Brent Siegel 
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