Operation Paperclip: Nazi Scientists in the US



After World War II, the US had to decide what to do with the Nazi scientists who had engineered a formidable war machine. This hour we’ll talk about Operation Paperclip, a covert plan that brought dozens of war criminals to America to work in medical engineering and for the space program. We’ll discuss whether the operation was unforgivably immoral, and what the scientists contributed.


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  • tw-columbus

    Thank you Ann for hosting the program. One of your callers asked if OSU Prof. Ilsedore Edse’s husband was part of Operation Paperclip. The answer is yes. Dr. Rudolph Edse was a rocket scientist who was among the first group of German scientists to initially come to Dayton. He was also an OSU Professor. To my knowledge, Dr. Ilsedore Edse is still living in the Worthington area.