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 Albert Einstein FBI Files

ALBERT EINSTEIN FBI FILES
 


1535 pages of files copied from FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., covering Albert Einstein. Files contain approximately 700 narrative pages from the investigations conducted by the FBI regarding the famous physicist. From the 1930's until his death, the FBI conducted a number of investigations to determine whether Einstein was a threat to the United States.

Files chronicle attempts by non-government organizations in the U.S. to keep Einstein out and rumors of attempts by the Soviet Union to get him move there, instead of United States. Files show the Immigration and Naturalization Service investigated the possible revoking of Einstein's citizenship in 1951, due to suspicion that his secretary and housekeeper was a Soviet agent.

The FBI investigation of his political activity concluded that Einstein was a member, sponsor, or affiliated with fifty communist fronts between 1937-1954. He also served as honorary chairman for three communist organizations.

CD contains 13 pages of 1943-44 Albert Einstein letters to the U.S. Navy's Bureau of Ordnance related to the development of torpedoes and using mathematics in this process to maximize the impact of torpedoes against enemy ships. The letters include drawings and calculations Einstein made to illustrate his points.

CD contains 20 pages of correspondence between Einstein, Franklin Roosevelt, Roosevelt advisor Alexander Sachs and Manhattan Project Director Vannevar Bush, relating to the creation of the Manhattan Project. In August, 1939, Albert Einstein sent a letter to President Franklin Roosevelt warning that Nazi Germany was attempting to build a new weapon which was more powerful and more destructive than any weapon ever known to mankind.

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