Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Strange personal connections: Project Paperclip

It turns out that growing up my mother's family lived next to a Paperclip engineer in Centerline, which is a small city surrounded by Warren Michigan. There were several major defense contractors in Warren on top of the auto industry at the Warren Tech. Center. I guess that at one point he displayed a photograph of himself in an S.S. uniform in his house, and all contact was broken off between the two houses when during a dinner party he got drunk and started making some very bad statements. Paperclip was how Nazi scientists were recruited for work on government projects in the U.S.

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