The government took Nazi scientists from Germany
To design nuclear rockets and ways of observin' me
Cause heir pathetic attempts, didn't work to murder me

from Immortal Technique – Creation & Destruction Lyrics on Rap Genius


After WW2 the government brought Nazi scientists to the U.S., intending to simply debrief them and send them back for their trials. However, they found that their knowledge of advanced military technology was so great that they secretly changed the records of war crimes of the scientists, and brought them here illegally in 1947 as it is law that no committed Nazi can work in the U.S. government.

Many of the 740 scientists brought here worked in the space program, and are credited with many important Cold War scientific advancements. The project to get them here was called Operation Paperclip.

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