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David Rennert - Der Oslo-Report

Wie ein deutscher Physiker die geheimen Pläne der Nazis verriet

Eine unglaublich mutige Tat des politischen Widerstands eines Einzelnen gegen die Nazis.

Acht Wochen nach dem Überfall Nazideutschlands auf Polen 1939 gingen zwei Briefe in der britischen Botschaft in Oslo ein. Der anonyme Verfasser beschrieb neue deutsche Waffensysteme und umriss die Ziele militärischer Forschungsprogramme der Wehrmacht. Der britische Geheimdienst fürchtete gezielte Desinformation. Doch ein junger Geheimdienstoffizier erkannte, dass die Informationen größtenteils zutreffend waren – und zum Vorteil der Alliierten genutzt werden konnten. Aber wer hatte den „Oslo-Report“ geschrieben? Bis heute ist Hans Ferdinand Mayer, der Verfasser des Dokuments, kaum bekannt. Er riskierte alles und entkam nur knapp dem Tod im KZ. In diesem Buch zeichnet David Rennert die atemberaubende Geschichte des Oslo-Reports nach.

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224 pages
format:140 x 215
ISBN: 9783701735174
Release date: 21.09.2021

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David Rennert

was born in 1984. He studied political sciences at the University of Vienna and is a science editor at the Austrian daily broadsheet “Der Standard”.

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