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NEWS: Book: Nazis Tested Crude Nuclear Device

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posted on Mar, 15 2005 @ 01:35 AM
A new book by a German researcher claims that Nazi scientists attempted to test an atomic bomb before the end of the war. The book claims that the bomb failed to reach fission, but instead scattered contaminated particles over the Ohrdruf test site. He further claims that the Nazi's also had a functioning reactor.
BERLIN - Nazi scientists trying to build an atomic bomb set off a test explosion two months before the end of World War II, killing hundreds of people in eastern Germany, a German researcher claims in a book published Monday.

"Hitler's Bomb" theorizes that the March 1945 device didn't achieve fission, but did scatter telltale radioactive particles at the Ohrdruf test site. It also claims that Nazi Germany briefly had a working nuclear reactor, something historians generally dispute.

Author Rainer Karlsch, an economic historian, offers no first-hand proof, saying his account is an interpretation of available evidence and he hopes it will spur more research.

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This has been a recent and past thread here at ATS and simply put the Germans were nowhere near even this level by he end of the war. There is ample evidence that Werner Heisenberg stalled the project. Germany under relentless day and night bombing had a hard enough time mounting a defense by 1945 let alone conducting a project akin to the Manhattan Project.

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