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Manhattan Project
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An American project initiated in 1942, which led to the construction of the first nuclear weapon. Up to 129,000 persons were employed in the Manhattan Project, situated near Los Alamos, New Mexico, in which the United States carried out nuclear research. Many Jewish scientists who had fled the expansion of National Socialist rule in Europe were among the leading researche…

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Balke, Ralf, “Manhattan Project”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 08 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0510>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20210312

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