On January 3, 1946, in the immediate aftermath of World War II, ten German scientists who were thought to have worked on Nazi Germany's nuclear program were transferred from Godmanchester, England to Alswede. They were Erich Bagge, Kurt Diebner, Walter Gerlach, Otto Hahn, Paul Harteck, Werner Heisenberg, Horst Korsching, Max von Laue, Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, and Karl Wirtz.
Alswede in The Man With the Iron HeartEdit
Ten German physicists captured by the Allies at the end of World War II were transferred to Alswede, in the British occupation-zone. Reinhard Heydrich personally oversaw the German Freedom Front kidnapping of these physicists in 1946. Werner Heisenberg was killed by a stray bullet but the other nine were securely spirited away to the Alpine Redoubt.