Stalin

Stalin’s son was captured by Nazis during ww2

Stalin‘s son Yakov was captured while fighting Nazis in 1941. Nazis offered to exchange him for Friedrich Paulus, the German Field Marshal captured by the Soviets, but Stalin turned the offer down allegedly saying, “I will not trade a Marshal for a Lieutenant.  Yakov died in captivity. Dzhugashvili served as an artillery officer in the […]

Berkeley california university

Berkeley california university during ww2

Berkeley california university During World War II, following Glenn Seaborg’s then-secret discovery of plutonium, Ernest Orlando Lawrence’s Radiation Laboratory began to contract with the U.S. Army to develop the atomic bomb. Berkeley california university physics professor J. Robert Oppenheimer was named scientific head of the Manhattan Project in 1942. Along with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory […]