Well Spoonz I don't make claims about Red mercury. Joseph Farrell does. I didn't claim it was anything to do with anti gravity. Obergruppenfuhrer
Jakob Sporrenberg told his soviet interrogators that 1950/51 before they executed him.
I'd be happy to explain the nuclear physics Spoonz but you probably wouldn't understand.
Does anyone remember the Manhattan Project? Ok, Remember Oak Ridge.
Showing you're age aren't you Spoonz ?
I'm no spring chicken myself but no, sad to say the Manhatten project was a bit before my time. Always glad to shake the hand of a veteran though.
Just because the Nazis did not produce a nuclear weapon (even that is disputed) does not ipso facto imply they did not have an A-bomb project. Your
logic is far from rational Spoonz.
And you presume therefore that the Nazis lacked a project of equal size. Gosh you do need some educating don't you ?
First you need to understand that then Colonel Juan Peron operated a Spanish spy ring which penetrated Los Alamos. The Germans had regular transcripts
of telephone calls between FDR and General Groves and knew of the Manhatten Project from day one in 1942.
We know this because when Paris was liberated the ALSOS mission made a bee line for the Champs d'Elysee offices of a scientific newspaper called
Celastiq where they liberated said transcripts. Pretty amazing when you consider hardly any Americans knew of the Manhatten Project back then.
In 1942, the Nazis got serious about nuclear research. Officially the Nuclear research project of the German Post office was abandoned. In truth it
was handed to Kaiser Wilhelm Gesselschaft - the civil project under Heisenberg.
Borman and Goering however secretly funded the Heereswaffenamt (HWA) a top secret military project associated with Dr Kurt Diebner and Dr Paul
There was also a (naval) Kreigsmarine project based at Hamburg and later at Stettin trying to create nuclear powered versions of the Type XXI elektro
In April 1944 BAMAG Meguin was awarded a massive contract to mass produce gaseous Uranium centrifuges. These were installed in an underground complex
codenamed Quartz II east of Melk on the banks of the River Donnau. Enriching Uranium led to bomb grade U235 for a Uranium A-bomb. I personally doubt
if the Quartz II project had enough time to succeed.
Meantime Heisenberg was working on a heavy water reactor to try and breed Plutonium, in association with Dr Fritz Houtermans. This could have led to a
Plutonium A-bomb, but that path required at least five years.
Now we get to the really juicy bit.... Nazi Germany did have it's own Los Alamos with 120 nuclear scientists and a secret hidden nuclear project
called Complex Reise.
Gosh Spoonz... You've never heard of it ?
The Reise Complex was home to two top secret SS research groups, SS-E-IV and SS-U-13. Although Kammler was ultimately in charge as the Plenipotentiary
for Science, strictly speaking the Reise complex was under SS Obergruppenfuhrer Emil Mazuw who died peacefully as a civilian in 1987. Nobody to my
knowledge has ever thought to explore archives of interviews with Mazuw.
Kammler was also however head of the SS evacuation command which was better known for evacuating KZ camp inmates on death marches and shooting those
who could not walk. Kammler's evacuation command also used a number of armoured trains to evacuate tons of Luftwaffe secret technology documents from
tunnels under Furstenstein Castle (near Walbrzych) to Linz, Austria where US Forces scooped up the documents. One of these armoured Trains is said to
have simply disappeared at the end of the war. Another of Kammlers's tasks was the contraversial evacuation of the Nazi Bell device, using the
remaining Ju-390 aircraft.
After the war a great deal of information about the Reise complex came from wartime tunnel engineer Anthon Dalmus. Polish Jew Murray Bilfeld was an
inmate from Complex Reise who retired in New York. Another KZ inmate Leon Weintraub retired to Sweeden. Hungarian KZ inmate Laszlo Steiner today lives
in Vienna. Hungarian KZ inmate Kiva Weinberger lives in Montreal and Maiami. Eli Sommer, a Polish inmate emigrated to USA. Another Polish Jew Alex
Olson emigrated to USA. Org Todt's Tunnel construction manager Xaver Dorsch survived the war and provided considerable information about the complex.
He died in 1986.
These tunnels were supplied labour from the Gross Rosen KZ camps scattered southeast of Bad Charlottenbrunn (nowadays called Jedlina Zdro). 125,000
Camp inmates were either Soviet POWs, or Jews from Greece, Poland and Hungary. A document by architect Siegfried Schmelcher, entitled “Geheime
Reichssache 91/44” gives an overview of the complex.
Thorium deposits were mined quite close to the Reise tunnel complex at Wüstegiersdorf (now Gluzyca). 120 Danish and Norwegian nuclear scientists were
employed at the site and 63 are said to have been executed by the SS at the end of the war to keep secret the research conducted there. One secret
project at the complex relates to a new fighter plane called the V-7.
These camps comprised 4 major camps and 12 satellite camps. SS Guards were controlled by SS Obersturmbahnfuhrer Karl Belbo. There were also four
Luftwaffe airfields spread amongst the entrances to these tunnels.
If there's anything else you'd like to know about the Nazi Manhatten Project Spoonz please drop me a line?
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