My grandfather was a Nazi scientist Opa, Von Braun, and Operation Paperclip / FlatCoatFilms presents ; written and directed by Amy Gerber ; produced by Amy Gerber and Suzanne Stroh
- Projected medium
- Middleburg, Va. : FlatCoatFilms, LLC, c2012
"A woman accidently stumbles upon her grandfather's secret past, including his work on Nazi science that the Allied victors raced to obtain at the end of WWII. Her grandfather, Dr. Eduard Gerber, joined hundreds of other Nazi scientists brought into the U.S. under the classified and controversial government program called Operation Paperclip. The most famous of these scientists was rocket expert Wernher von Braun. This documentary film takes the audience on a personal journey of a granddaughter, who with her dynamic German interpreter, Julia, starts to track old FBI and CIA files that they uncover at the National Archives. As filmmaker Gerber begins to retrace her grandfather's history and find out more about his 'other life', larger historical questions arise as she pursues many unknowns about this early Cold War period that still remain classified by the U.S. Government."--Container.
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