Copenhagen Fall Out

During World War II, there were mounting fears that Hitler was building an atomic bomb. Such a prospect depended on two of the world’s top nuclear scientists: brilliant German physicist Werner Heisenberg, and his Danish mentor, Niels Bohr. In 1941, Heisenberg traveled 200 miles in secret to Copenhagen to meet Bohr.

The meeting put both men in immense risk, and had a cataclysmic effect on their relationship. This film was made with access to their personal correspondence and newly released documents kept secret for half a century.

Copenhagen Fall Out explores Heisenberg’s visit to Denmark and what happened during the pivotal meeting that was to become a defining moment of the nuclear age.

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  • Dk_beauty

    I found this documentary most intriguing because it encapsulated the humanistic faucet of science and history. It begs the question of morality versus obligation…which would you choose?

  • Dk_beauty

    I found this documentary most intriguing because it encapsulated the humanistic faucet of science and history. It begs the question of morality versus obligation…which would you choose?

  • Anonymous

    Warner heisnenberg is not guilty but bohr is.whatever he might say he was responsible for the calamity of hiroshima and nagasaki.

    • awful_truth

      If you believe that, then you missed the point of the documentary. At the very least, it exposes your lack of insight regarding Niels Bohr.
      P.S: Would you blame Einstein for writing a letter to FDR? He may have believed it was his one true mistake in life, but I can guarantee you these were not the people who brought about the destruction of 2 Japanese cities, regardless how important (and infinitesimal) their involvement was!

  • vejer

    fuck a bunch of google,,this shit don’t work

  • awful_truth

    A great docudrama exposing the history of 2 men via the quantum mechanics they created. What works best in this piece is the environments in which they were created relaying the moral implications of 2 people equally beset by the inequities surrounding them. A terrific program for those interested in the history of physics, and the people involved.