AW: [ RadSafe ] August 6th, 1945

Rainer.Facius at Rainer.Facius at
Wed Aug 6 08:49:49 CDT 2008

Lisa Meitner (the Hahn-Meitner discovery) 

Dr. Rainer Facius
German Aerospace Center
Institute of Aerospace Medicine
Linder Hoehe
51147 Koeln
Voice: +49 2203 601 3147 or 3150
FAX:   +49 2203 61970

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: radsafe-bounces at [mailto:radsafe-bounces at] Im Auftrag von Baumbaugh, Joel SPAWAR
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 6. August 2008 15:34
An: Radsafe at Radlab.Nl; Academic-Medical Radiation Safety Officers listserve
Betreff: [ RadSafe ] August 6th, 1945



This is from today's NY Times:  "On Aug. 6, 1945, the United States dropped an "atomic bomb" on Hiroshima, Japan, that instantly killed an estimated 66,000 people in the first use of a nuclear weapon in warfare."


The original Times article is below:



This is a paragraph from the article. Can anyone tell me who this woman was?


All along, it has been a race with the enemy. Ironically enough, Germany started the experiments, but we finished them. Germany made the mistake of expelling, because she was a "non-Aryan," a woman scientist who held one of the keys to the mystery, and she made her knowledge available to those who brought it to the United States. Germany never quite mastered the riddle, and the United States, Secretary Stimson declared, is "convinced that Japan will not be in a position to use an atomic bomb in this war."


Joel Baumbaugh


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