By Mark Walker
During this ebook, Mark Walker - a old pupil of Nazi technological know-how - brings to gentle the overpowering impression of Hitler's regime on technological know-how and, eventually, at the pursuit of the German atomic bomb. Walker meticulously attracts on hundreds of thousands of unique records to check the position of German scientists within the upward push and fall of the 3rd Reich. He investigates even if such a lot German scientists in the course of Hitler's regime enthusiastically embraced the tenets of nationwide Socialism or cooperated in a Faustian pact for monetary aid, which contributed to nationwide Socialism's working rampant and culminated within the rape of Europe and the genocide of thousands of Jews. This paintings unravels the myths and controversies surrounding Hitler's atomic bomb undertaking. It presents a glance at what strangely became out to be an Achilles' heel for Hitler - the misuse of technological know-how and scientists within the provider of the 3rd Reich.
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1* Wagner's own reaction was swift and severe. He began legal proceedings to throw Stark out of the NSDAP. If Stark wanted to complain about the conduct of a party comrade, then he should have made his report to his regional leader. Moreover, Stark had known that Wagner had taken Sollinger's side against the Justice Ministry. By taking a party matter to the Ministry of Justice— which was not controlled by a National Socialist—Stark had caused considerable public damage to the image of both Wagner and the party.
The pragmatic scientist wants to discover natural laws by means of experiment. He may use theoretical conceptions, but if they do not agree with the experimental 3 45 results, then the theory is abandoned. The pragmatic goal is to establish reality. In contrast, the dogmatic scientist begins with a theoretical conception based on ideas he has created, uses mathematics to elaborate them, and finally seeks to give them physical meaning. If they agree with experimental results, then the dogmatic scientist emphasizes this agreement and implies that these experimental results could only have been established and only have scientific importance because of his theory.
If Stark had known that all such complaints should have gone through Hess in his function as Hitler's personal representative for party matters, then Stark would have done so, But Stark's real and most effective defense was his longstanding and valuable service to Hitler's movement. As he reminded the court, in 1932 and early 1933, the physicist had made countless political campaigns in Traunstein and the surrounding region for the NSDAP and thereby gained prestige as a spokesman for National Socialism.