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Annie Jacobsen / Operation Paperclip: America's Nazi Scientists


The Mind's Eye show with Brian Turnof welcomes guest Annie Jacobsen to discuss her book "Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program to Bring Nazi Scientists to America." In the chaos following WWII, some of the greatest spoils of Germany's resources were the Third Reich's scientific minds. The U.S. government secretly decided that the value of these former Nazis' knowledge outweighed their crimes and began a covert operation code-named Paperclip to allow them to work in the U.S. without the public's full knowledge. We'll discuss Annie Jacobsen book Operation Paperclip that follows more than a dozen German scientists through their postwar lives and into one of the most complex, nefarious, and jealously guarded government secrets of the 20th century.

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