This is so central to the whole main conspiracy of The X-Files that it's impossible to pin down to one episode, but there's a lot about it in the
back-to-back episodes Anasasi, The Blessing Way and Paper Clip.
In the story at this point you have all types of things going on but will stick with Paperclip for now. About Mulder :
He wakes up on April 16. Albert Hohsteen and his family take him to a buried boxcar where there are dozens of misformed human bodies. The
translated MJ documents say the bodies are the result of experimentation by Axis scientists in the US after World War II. The experiment subjects are
referred to as The Merchandise. In spite of the alien appearance of the bodies, they have smallpox vaccination scars.
From the main timeline that I'm using for most of this : www.themareks.com...
So we often read about what the scientists did in the way of tech for rockets, spaceflight, possible UFO's, etc, but the medical people aren't so well
known. This is just from the "key figures" part on the Paperclip wiki page :
Medicine: Walter Schreiber, Kurt Blome, Hubertus Strughold, Hans Antmann.
Antmann doesn't even have a page, but the others do and it's surprising what's there. (and wow, how many others were there involved in medicine that
don't have wiki pages?) I tried to tie the story in with how this could be plausible in real life, and in an unsettling way it didn't take long. (no
I'm not saying I believe it's true, just looking at the real life connections.)
To summarise their wiki pages, and start with a quote referring back to The X-Files :
Hubertus Strughold - Legacy
The television show The X-Files weaves Strughold (renamed Victor Klemper in the show) into its complex government conspiracy mythology. In the
episode "Paper Clip" (1995), characters visit the fictitious Strughold Mining Company, a front company whose long-abandoned warehouse was used to
store data related to post-World War II genetic research.
Learnt medicine at University of Göttingen and got a doctorate from there in 1922.
In 1942 was part of a conference, as the head of a Nazi Air Force institute that dealt with aviation medicine. They discussed experiments on Humans,
which were later carried out at the Dachau concentration camp, and included torture and death by immersion in water, being put into air pressure
chambers, being made to drink seawater and exposure to freezing temperatures.
This was later found out after he'd been in the USA as part of Paperclip for quite a while, working with the Air Force in the area of space medicine,
and a library at Brooks AFB which was named after him had to be renamed.
Summarised from : Hubertus Strughold - Wikipedia
This is where it gets interesting because it ties into the previous entry on Unit 731.
The U.S. Consul didn't allow him to leave Frankfurt for some reason, but he ended up working at the European Command Intelligence Center, Oberursel,
Germany, for the US Army Chemical Corps, as part of Project 63, a successor to Paperclip. He worked on chemical warfare but had previously given the
USA info on germ warfare for their own projects.
His history with the Nazi's has him involved in :
testing plague vaccines on concentration camp prisoners,
working with cholera, anthrax and typhoid,
tests that worked out how to give malaria to large groups of humans,
working with Unit 731 as the Japanese and Germans exchanged biological warfare information, which included working with the yellow fever virus.
Summarised from his wiki page, which includes this :
Blome's entire career deserves a great deal more study than it has thus far received, including his subsequent work to the United States on
biological and chemical weapons and his acquittal of war crimes charges at the Nurmeberg 'Doctor's Trial' in 1946-47
Link : Kurt Blome - Wikipedia
Studied medicine at Berlin, Tübingen, and Greifswald, graduating from the latter with a doctoral degree. He then joined the military in 1914, and the
Nazi party in 1933. He was eventually captured in 1945 by the Russians, but escaped and presented himself to the Allies in 1948.
Then part of Paperclip in 1951, he ended up at the Air Force School of Medicine, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas.
Finally, his Nuremberg evidence was later published, which showed that he'd assigned others to experiment on concentration camp prisoners and made
funds available to them, which meant the Joint Intelligence Objectives
had to arrange for him to leave the country in 1952, and he ended up in Buenos Aires.
Walter Schreiber - Wikipedia
Another ATS thread for more on Paperclip : Operation Paperclip Casefile
18-4-2012 by robhines because: edits, typos, etc.