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K. Fuchs Reads Newspapers
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DEFA-Photo, German Democratic Republic, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Physics Today Collection

Klaus Fuchs, a German-born British physicist, made significant contributions to the Super program at Los Alamos until 1946, when he returned to the UK. He also passed on US atomic and thermonuclear secrets to the Soviets. Here he is shown in East Germany in 1960, after 9 years in an English prison, his British citizenship revoked. Photo received from G. A. Goncharov from the private archive of Aleksandr Semenovich Felisov, the Soviet intelligence courier who worked with Fuchs in England in 1947-1949.

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1 photographic print (black and white; 9.5 x 7.5 inches)
Fuchs, Klaus Emil Julius, 1911-1988