The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg - Study Guide Chapters 12-14 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 12. Always Good Company. At the end of World War II, a cold war began between the United States and several European countries over the atomic bomb. The American government began to gather physicists known to be working on this technology as well as materials used in the building of these bombs. This caused tension between the Americans and other governments of equal power, including Russia. As a result of this, Moe was sent by the OSS in June of 1945 to see Lise Meitner, an Austrian physicist in exile in Switzerland. While visiting her, Moe convinced Meitner to write a letter to her former partner, Dr. Otto Hahn. Meitner's letter was filled with outrage that Hahn stayed in Germany despite the atrocities the Nazis committed against Jews such as herself. Moe read the letter and gave it to his superiors, but it was...

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