By John Cornwell
An eye-opening account of the increase of technological know-how in Germany via to Hitler’s regime, and the scary Nazi experiments that happened through the Reich
A surprising account of Nazi technological know-how, and a compelling examine the the dramatic upward push of German technology within the 19th century, its preeminence within the early 20th, and the scary advancements that ended in its cave in in 1945, this can be the compelling tale of German scientists below Hitler’s regime. Weaving the historical past of technology and expertise with the fortunes of struggle and the tales of fellows and girls whose discoveries introduced either advantages and destruction to the realm, Hitler's Scientists increases questions that are nonetheless pressing at the present time. As technology turns into embroiled in new generations of guns of mass destruction and the warfare opposed to terrorism, as advances in biotechnology outstrip conventional ethics, this strong account of Nazi technological know-how varieties a vital observation at the moral position of technological know-how.
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Q127. G3C67 2003 2003057650 revealed within the u . s . Set in Bembo other than within the us of a, this publication is bought topic to the situation that it shall no longer, when it comes to exchange or differently, be lent, resold, employed out, or in a different way circulated with no the publisher’s past consent in any type of binding or hide except that during which it truly is released and with out a related together with this situation being imposed at the next consumer. The scanning, importing and distribution of this publication through the web or through the other potential with out the permission of the writer is unlawful and punishable by means of legislations. Please buy in basic terms approved digital versions, and don't perform or inspire digital piracy of copyrighted fabrics. Your aid of the author’s rights is liked. In reminiscence of Max Perutz Contents checklist of Illustrations Acknowledgements creation: figuring out the Germans half ONE: Hitler’s medical Inheritance 1. Hitler the Scientist 2. Germany the technology Mecca three. Fritz Haber four. The Poison gasoline Scientists five. The ‘Science’ of Racial Hygiene 6. Eugenics and Psychiatry half : the hot Physics 1918-1933 7. Physics after the 1st battle eight. German technology Survives half 3: Nazi Enthusiasm, Compliance and Oppression 1933-1939 nine. The Dismissals 10. Engineers and Rocketeers eleven. medication lower than Hitler 12. The melanoma crusade thirteen. Geopolitik and Lebensraum 14. Nazi Physics 15. Himmler’s Pseudo-science sixteen. Deutsche Mathematik half 4: The technology of Destruction and Defence 1933-1943 17. Fission Mania 18. international struggle II 19. Machines of battle 20. Radar 21. Codes half 5: The Nazi Atomic Bomb 1941-1945 22. Copenhagen 23. Speer and Heisenberg 24. Haigerloch and Los Alamos half SIX: technological know-how in Hell 1942-1945 25. Slave Labour at Dora 26. The ‘Science’ of Extermination and Human scan 27. The Devil’s Chemists 28. ask yourself guns half SEVEN: In Hitler’s Shadow 29. Farm corridor 30. Heroes, Villains and Fellow travelers 31. clinical Plunder half 8: technology from the chilly conflict to the warfare on Terrorism 32. Nuclear Postures 33. Uniquely Nazi? 34. technological know-how at warfare back Notes choose Bibliography Index checklist of Illustrations 1. The fountains of the ‘Château d’Eau’ with the ‘Palais d’Electricité on the Paris overseas Exhibition. 2. Max Planck. three. Fritz Haber examining poison gasoline canisters in international battle I. four. Fritz Haber. five. Clara Immerwahr. 6. Kaiser Wilhelm II establishing a Kaiser Wilhelm Institute in Berlin. 7. Philipp Lenard. eight. Lise Meitner and Otto Hahn. nine. Johannes Stark. 10. Enrico Fermi, Werner Heisenberg and Wolfgang Pauli. eleven. Copenhagen Physics convention, June 1936. 12. Professor Oberth with a gaggle of his employees. thirteen. Adolf Hitler inspects the 1st German U-boats in Kiel. 14. Hitler and his Deputy Rudolf Hess. 15. Bernhard Rust. sixteen. Hitler on the 1935 Berlin vehicle Exhibition. 17. Albert Einstein and Leo Szilard. 18. Frédéric Joliot-Curie. 19. Otto Frisch and Rudolph Peierls. 20. Albert Speer and Josef Goebbels.