The History of How We Got Here: "Operation Paperclip"
After World War 2, the US government relocated (sometimes forcibly) over a thousand German scientists, engineers, and technicians (including Nazis) in hopes of maintaining a technological advantage over the Soviet Union and other nations.
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"The History of How We Got Here" series is a collection of one-time classes focused on less "popular" events in history that have had far more of an impact on our current lives than history textbooks or conventional wisdom might suggest. "Operation Paperclip" was a massive secret operation to relocate as many German scientists, engineers, and technicians as possible who could contribute to the American industrial and technological effort in the context of the Cold War with the Soviet Union....
Students will gain a basic understanding of "Operation Paperclip" and its significance in world history up to and including the current day.
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55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.