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Shortly after the war hundreds of Nazi scientists were brought to the Jxcobsen. During the push East, these units were often sent into harms w The most in depth investigation of the top secret American program to bring former Nazi Party, Waffen SS, Wehrmacht and Luftwaffe officers, and other specialized medical, engineering and scientific luminaries to the United States after the end of WWII.

‘Operation Paperclip’ by Annie Jacobsen

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I think what is best for us going forward is to take this as a lesson in history and learn from it, and try our anni to correct what is contingent in the future, and not whatever is immutable in the past. Or, in the words of Jean Michel, the ability to take a stand against the monstrous distortion of history when it gives birth to false, foul and suspect myths? They used slave labor. Ingrid, a friend of mine from the Netherlands, reminded me of this song, which also captures the essence of the German scientists from Operation Paperclip.

Nevertheless, this book adds much to our knowledge of the history of the post war period, and, importantly, the measures government takes–even when it means protecting those responsible for the unconscionable deaths of citizens and soldiers alike when they perceive that “national jafobsen requires them to protect jacovsen who killed their own soldiers and were responsible for horrifying jacobsrn of their countrymen and others.


With the cold war set to start, some German scientists being captured and put to work by the Soviets, and German science being far in advance of US with regards to rockets and aviation, chemical weapons, underground construction, and military medicine, the US is left with a choice — prosecute scientists who had participated in crimes against humanity in which people were murdered, or give them clemency and hire them to work on military science projects and for the US military-industrial complex.

This is an important book to understand what compromises we made as a nation in order to advance many of our industries and our military.

Review of “Operation Paperclip’’ Annie Jacobsen – The Boston Globe

It provides a profound insight into just how far reaching operation paperclip was, and the effect it had on the cold war. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. I found myself putting it down a few times due to the severity of it.

Like her other book, Area It was a really fascinating, and horrifying look at a part of America’s history I didn’t know much about. I especially enjoyed reading this well researched book on the US Post WWII intelligence collection operations which gave us some great benefits in exchange for the carnage and horror WWII inflicted on countless millions.

A fascinating subject, and there is a lot of interesting information here, but the way the book is organized detracts from the subject matter. One of them was the chief administrator of the Nazi concentration camps. Author Annie Jacobsen chronicles the rapidly spinning moral compass the US faced dealing with the fate of the German experts.

However, at a certain point, the integral line of necessity gets blurred way too much. Annie Jacobsen is an American investigative journalist, author and Pulitzer Prize finalist in history.


This was an encyclopedic effort to expose and analyze the transfer of German scientists into America after World War II.

Walter Schreiber, who was accused of being involved in medical war crimes and whose past was outed in part by a Globe reporter. And, yes, these scientists were granted security clearances to work in the US. Was promised a hardcover but got a softcover but no complaints!

Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America

Tabun Germany could have won the war. Considering that the end of WWII occurred almost 70 years ago, it is truly amazing the story that Anne Jacobsen has put together for all of us. Kurt Blome was hired to develop offensive and defensive capabilities to counter Soviet biological warfare activities.

Her book is a detailed and highly readable account of the program.

Operation Paperclip | Annie Jacobsen

Operation Paperclip, the secret government-military program which relocated and compensated Nazi chemists, jacobse, engineers, rocket scientists, ajnie, and others to the United States so they could continue in the United States the scientific work they began in Nazi Germany originally designed to be used against United States and allied soldiers and citizens of Germany and captured nations.

How then can we blame the German scientists for what they did in the name of national defense of their county? Finally, I finished this just one month shy of a year from when I started it! To me it is the most detailed story of the war from midway in to past the their final surrender in April of ’45 and beyond!!

This method has two fundamental flaws. This is a very readable book about a very ugly story.

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