Over the years there have been many rumours about whether or not the Nazis had nuclear capabilities that they could put to use in WWII. Now a new documentary is claiming that the Nazis were in the middle of developing what could be called a flying saucer that could deliver an atomic bomb.
The German-made documentary says that tests had already begun, and were being conducted on Soviet prisoners of war based at Thuringia in East Germany.
The documentary has quotes from German scientists who were said to be working on the atomic bomb project, as well as eyewitness accounts and documentation that the Nazis left behind.
‘The Search for Hitler’s Atom Bomb’ has already been shown on the German TV channel ZDF and it stated that both Russian and US authorities have evidence that the Nazis were close to having a finished nuclear bomb.
After the end of World War Two, Nazi scientists and workers were interrogated by Allied intelligence teams, while any documentation related to the project was sent either back to America or to the Soviet Union.
Some historians believe that the Nazis had an all-out push to finish their atomic bomb project in the final year of the war. It was as if the bomb was their last resort to win the war.
The A-Bomb explosion on Nagasaki [Via]
The documentary is centred around a German Waffen SS General, Hans Kammler. Clear links between Kammler and advanced weapon projects seem to appear only in 1942. Early evidence of this is a letter from Oswald Pohl to Heinrich Himmler referring an interdepartmental memorandum on the manufacturing of modern weapons in concentration camps, having Kammler as one of the participants.
Kammler was also charged with constructing facilities for various secret weapons projects, including manufacturing plants and test stands for the Messerschmitt Me 262 and V-2. Following the Allied bombing raids on Peenemünde, in August 1943, Kammler assumed responsibility for the construction of mass-production facilities for the V-2. He started moving these production facilities underground, which resulted in the Mittelwerk facility and its attendant concentration camp complex, Mittelbau-Dora, which housed slave labour for constructing the factory and working on the production lines. The project was pushed ahead under enormous time pressures despite the consequences for the slave laborers employed on it. Kammler’s motto at the time was reportedly, “Don’t worry about the victims. The work must proceed ahead in the shortest time possible”.
The concentration camp inmates were also forced to work in the nuclear facilities developing the bomb. They would man the production lines as well as for other military equipment such as tanks and even digging and fitting out secret bunkers which could be used for the Nazi’s top commanders.
Hans Kammler in 1932 via Wikipedia
Kammler had a direct line to and was a direct report of Hitler’s, and he put him in charge of the race to create the atomic bomb. The project at Thuringia was the headquarters of the Nazi nuclear weapons programme as well as their programme for space exploration, the Mail Online reports.
When the documents were sent to America and sorted and archived, the US authorities put a 100 year top secret order onto the documents. This means the real truth won’t be known for at least another 45-50 years.
If the Nazis had been successful at creating the bomb it could have changed the course of the war and history.