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My friend was Russian, as was his family, some of whom were veterans of the harsh conflict on the Russian front.We listened to the reports on the radio with a kind of breathlessness and anxiety.

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Physics was also an interest for me, and another oddity lodged in my mind as I read the standard histories: the United States had never tested the uranium bomb it dropped on Hiroshima. It seemed to have the same sharp angles and corners as the Warren Commission's "magic bullet". Other odd facts accumulated over the years as if to underline the strangeness of the war's end in general and that fact in particular.

Then, in 1989, the Berlin Wall came down and the two post-war Germanies raced toward reunification.

His observations open a veritable Pandora's box of horrifying research the Third Reich was conducting, research far more horrendous in its scope and terrible promise than mere atomic bombs.

More importantly, his observations also raise the disturbing question of why the Allied governments - America in particular - kept so much classified for so long.

The German scientists working on uranium neither withheld their figure for critical mass because of moral scruples nor did they provide an inaccurate estimate as the result of gross scientific error." "In southern Germany, meanwhile, the American Third and Seventh and the French First Armies had been driving steadily eastward into the so-called 'National Redoubt'....

The American Third Army drove on into Czechoslovakia and by May 6 had captured Pilsen and Karlsbad and was approaching Prague." The end of the Second World War in Europe, at least as normally recounted, does not make sense, for in its standard form as learned in history books that history resembles nothing so much as a badly written finale to some melodramatic Wagnerian opera.

When I was a boy, oddities fascinated me, particularly if they appeared to make no sense.

Historical oddities or anomalous news stories especially attracted my interest, lingering in my mind for years to come.

Like many Americans, I well remember where I was when President Kennedy was assassinated.

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