By Lev Navrozov
My column of Sept. 30, 2011 (“Hitler’s Tyranny Must Never Be Forgotten”) evoked an interest which prompts me to write a more analytic study of Hitler and his totalitarian rule of Germany from 1933 to 1945, when after his debacle in Russia, he committed suicide.
Before its totalitarian period, Germany had probably been the world’s most culturally creative country, be it music or philosophy or science or technology. And during the critical period for mankind, nuclear research in Germany was under way. At that time, however, Albert Einstein, a German physicist of genius, fled the country with his family.
Einstein sent four letters to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, informing him about the power of nuclear weapons developed in Hitler’s Germany and the necessity to speed up the American nuclear program.