[FPSPACE] new book on Wernher von Braun
cwdonald at ix.netcom.com
Mon Oct 22 23:08:08 EDT 2007
And yet great men did escape Nazi Germany, and Mussolini's Fascist Italy.
Enrico Fermi, Einstein, and many others who joined America's scientific
community to wage war against Hitler.
I'm well aware of the risks that Soviet scientists endured if they had left,
but then again, many died because they stayed.
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[mailto:fpspace-bounces at friends-partners.org] On Behalf Of Keith Gottschalk
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Subject: [FPSPACE] new book on Wernher von Braun
to try to escape from Stalin's Soviet Union has hellishly
difficult, even if you were physically fit, & very few succeeded, bar
during the turmoil at the start & end of WW2. Further, until Stalin died
in 1953, fleeing to the West would usually result in your family being
fired from their jobs, evicted from their flats, and banished to some
small country town in Siberia.
>>>> "Chuck Donaldson" <cwdonald at ix.netcom.com> 10/22/07 6:51 AM >>>
when they should have fled to the US,
>they stayed behind and supported a grotesque government in its long
>effort to enslave free men. Men such as Korolev, Andrei Tupolev,
>Kapitsa, and hundreds more who not only knew of the Gulag, but
>worked in it and still didn't try to escape.
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