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Thus, Operation Bluebird was born.
Sep 11, Jeffrey Taylor rated it really liked it. The medical experiments on prisoners involving hypothermia and papercilp air pressure were confiscated by the Air Force as were the scientists who performed the horrible experiments. What jacobaen said about Operation Paperclip that day not only induced me to buy this book later that week. Lists with This Book. Jacobseen German scientist worked in the area of aeronautical medicine, research into diabetes, neurological disease and also developing equipment.
The cold war was heating up and the American military fear losing top Nazi scientists to the Russians. I honestly don’t believe there’s any way to present this kind of material without commenting on how corrupt the program quickly became. We subjected our own researchers to medical experiments without informed consent, subjected troops to radiation exposure and engaged in enhanced interrogation techniques all of which were documented in this book.
The government did acknowledge it was using German scientists at the time but whitewashed many of the former Nazi’s conduct during the war. However, at a certain point, the integral line of necessity gets blurred way too much.
Not all Americans that Jacobsen integrates into the narrative were guilty of facilitating Anie Paperclip.
I read this as an audio book downloaded from Audible. Not opeartion in the second Disney program on YouTube, where the effects of space on man are talked about, was the Nazi medical operatiln on unwilling prisoners who were killed in order to test the effects of high altitude.
Subscribe to The Boston Globe today. Operation Paperclip is shrouded in controversy and certainly poses the question, does the ends justify the means? Anne Jacobsen has written a detailed and deeply researched study that raises numerous moral and philosophical questions as she explores the origin, implementation, and eventual downfall of Operation Paperclip.
Also another member of my extended family was a rocket scientist jacobsrn Berlin at the same company and was dragged off to Russia.
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There’s a problem loading this menu right now. This book is an amazing dive into this program, and unfortunately, I doubt we will ever know the true depth of the program as many of the documents were destroyed or misplaced.
As Frederich Nietzsche said, “He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. The Nuremberg Code prohibits experimentation with humans without their consent.
The Korean War raised the stakes of harnessing the creative power of Nazi science and accelerated the process of moving German scientists out of the reach of the Soviets.
Willard Machle, traveled to Germany to set up a special program to interrogate Soviet spies. Submit questions or comments online. Hardcoverpages. Read more Read less. Mar 29, Vheissu rated it liked it Shelves: He hid away his most vital classified V-2 documents. How you feel about this chapter in American history depends on your worldview. Tabun Germany could have won the war. His journey to the United States and his final eviction in is a twisted voyage that brings to the surface the role of the Air Force, CIA and other agencies that did everything they could bureaucratically to allow him to remain in the United States so that we could employ his knowledge of Nazi and Soviet chemical experiments.
Moreover, this approach to the material doesn’t distort any of the information itself to my knowledge and so I would say no, it is not biased.
What truly bothered me was the fact that they were all involved in programs while part of the Hitler regime that were despicable to most Americans. Frank Olson, a US Army biological weapons researcher, was given the drug LSD without his knowledge, leading to his death by leaping from a building.
But more importantly, it forever altered my previous view of Operation Paperclip, which, from the time I first became aware of it sometime in the s, I had regarded as a wholly noble effort on the part of the U. Indeed, German scientists developed synthetic rubber used in automobile tiresnon-running hosiery, the ear thermometer, electromagnetic tape, and miniaturized electrical components, to name a few.
Were these scientists needed to win the cold war? Apr 06, Andrew rated it really liked it. Having worked at Redstone Arsenal next to the Marshall Space Flight Center where the first rockets to carry an American in space were developed, you can see Werner Von Braun’s initials on every liquid fueled rocket that has come out of the USA.
Based on extensive and original research Jacobsen does an excellent job of setting out the wider Operation Paperclip programme and detailing the cases of several of the most prominent scientists. I believe one of them developed the ear thermometer.
Chemists and biologists who had concocted a witches brew of Nerve agents and bacterial weapons were also key assets for the military.
I think the answer is yes.
It confirms what can only be described as unsavory and sometimes illegal acts that arose out of Cold Jaocbsen paranoia to justify protecting some of the worst creatures ever to have lived on the planet at any time in recorded history and permit them to work and live in the U.
Germany knows it is going to lose Jacobsen also zeroes in on the cases of Otto Ambros, Dr. Some had prosperous new lives as successful engineers and businessmen. And since the chapter on Project Artichoke and Bluebird and MKUltra is where things start to get interesting, you can tell which book aligned more with my interests.