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Haigerloch, Germany
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Photograph by Samuel Goudsmit, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Goudsmit Collection

Entrance to the cave at Haigerloch, Germany where atomic pile B-VIII was built by Werner Heisenberg and and Karl Wirtz. The cave was code-named 'Hohlenforschungsstelle' (roughly, "Hollow Research Center"). It was carefullly blown up after the pile had been dismantled on April 24, 1945.

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3 photographic prints (black and white; 5 x 7 inches)
Goudsmit, Samuel A. (Samuel Abraham), 1902-1978