1945: Project Paperclip is initiated. The U.S. State Department, Army intelligence, and the CIA recruit Nazi scientists and offer them immunity and
secret identities in exchange for work on top secret government projects in the United States.
The U.S. Military rounded up Nazi scientists and brought them to America. It had originally intended merely to debrief them and send them back to
Germany. But when it realized the extent of the scientists knowledge and expertise, the War Department decided it would be a waste to send the
scientists home. Following the discovery of flying discs (foo fighters), particle/laser beam weaponry in German military bases, the War Department
decided that NASA and the CIA must control this technology, and the Nazi engineers that had worked on this technology.
There was only one problem: it was illegal. U.S. law explicitly prohibited Nazi officials from immigrating to America--and as many as three-quarters
of the scientists in question had been committed Nazis.
The following people were hired by the US after the war.
During the war, Rudolph was operations director of the Mittelwerk factory at the Dora-Nordhausen concentration camps, where 20,000 workers died from
beatings, hangings, and starvation. Rudolph had been a member of the Nazi party since 1931; a 1945 military file on him said simply: "100% Nazi,
dangerous type, security threat..!! Suggest internment."
Rudolph became a US citizen and later designed the Saturn 5 rocket used in the Apollo moon landings. In 1984, when his war record was finally
investigated, he fled to West Germany.
A high-ranking Nazi scientist, Blome told U.S. military interrogators in 1945 that he had been ordered 1943 to experiment with plague vaccines on
concentration camp prisoners. He was tried at Nuremberg in 1947 on charges of practicing euthanasia (extermination of sick prisoners), and conducting
experiments on humans. Although acquitted, his earlier admissions were well known, and it was generally accepted that he had indeed participated in
the gruesome experiments.
Two months after his Nuremberg acquittal, Blome was interviewed at Camp David, Maryland, about biological warfare. In 1951, he was hired by the U.S.
Army Chemical Corps to work on chemical warfare. His file neglected to mention Nuremberg.
MAJOR GENERAL WALTER SCHREIBER;
According to Linda Hunt's article, the US military tribunal at Nuremberg heard evidence that "Schreiber had assigned doctors to experiment on
concentration camp prisoners and had made funds available for such experimentation."
HERMANN BECKER-FREYSING and SIEGFRIED RUFF;
These two, along with Blome, were amoung the 23 defendants in the Nuremberg War Trials "Medical Case." Becker-Freysing was convicted and sentenced
to 20 years in prison for conducting experiments on Dachau inamtes, such as starving them, then force-feeding them seawater that had been chemically
altered to make it drinkable. Ruff was acquitted (in a close decision) on charges that he had killed as many as 80 Dachau inmates in a low-pressure
chamber designed to simulate altitudes in excess of 60,000 feet. Before their trial, Becker-Freysing and Ruff were paid by the Army Air Force to write
reports about their grotesque experiments.
Known as the Nazi butcher of Lyons, France during World War 2, Barbie was part of the SS which was responsible for the and death of thousands of
French people under the Germany occupation.
The following people were hired by the CIA.
Dr. Sidney Gottlieb;
Ex head CIA Chemical Biological Warfare program.
Dr. Ray Teichler;
Gottlieb's assistant, and CIA liason at Edgewood Arsenal. Assistant to Edgewood Medical Laboratories division of human experimentation director.
Dr. Albert Klingman;
Participated in joint CIA/Army program at Edgewood, got prison inmates for these experiments; also had a climatic control chamber.
Dr. Robley Evans;
Radiation in WW II, using some data from ongoing Nazi radiation experiments on humans, mostly by Dr. Boris Rajewski.
Dr. Boris Rajewski;
Nazi radiation experimenter.
Dr. Webb Haymaker;
He Co-authored a book with Nazi scientist Hubertus Strughold. Co-developed Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) from CIA ideas to use radiation to
affect brain centers; Boron is injected, and a neutron beam aimed at it in the brain, causing a tiny nucear explosion." NO CURES, most patients
Dr. William Swee;
Co-developed BNCT: Worked in 1933 and 1934 in Nazi Germany, observed sterilization of unwitting epileptics by aiming radiation at their genitals from
under a desk they were told to sit at.
It was feared that communist Russia would recruit these people and use their research to gain an advantage over the US. Was it worth
making a deal with these people to gain important scientific knowledge and to keep them away from Russia?
[Edited on 21-3-2004 by kinglizard]
[Edited on 21-3-2004 by kinglizard]