The Nazis recruited to win the Cold War – Brian Crim

From TED Ed.

Dig into Operation Paperclip, a secret intelligence program which brought scientists from Nazi Germany to the US after WWII.

In May of 1945 the Third Reich was in chaos. Adolf Hitler was dead and German surrender was imminent. But while World War II was almost over, a new war was brewing. And the US was eager to recruit the smartest minds in Germany before the Soviets got the chance— regardless of their affiliation with the Nazis. This became known as Operation Paperclip. Brian Crim digs into the clandestine campaign.

Lesson by Brian Crim, directed by Jeff Le Bars,

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