Significance of Recent Discovery of Nazi A-Bomb Facility

January 8, 2015
Hosted by Mark B. Toubin

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No one argues that had the Nazis succeeded with building an A-bomb, the world would be a very different place. Historians, however, still vary in their views as to the Third Reich’s proximity to achieving that goal. Just last week, Austrian filmmaker Andreas Sulzer uncovered an underground Nazi complex in St. Georgen an der Gusen, Austria, apparently part of a secret atomic weapons development site. Sulzer discovered an entrance to an underground tunnel complex near the Mathausen concentration camp after finding a US spy’s 1944 CIA report that revealed the existence of a Nazi underground atomic weapon program in the area. Radiation tests helped locate the exact site. Sulzer told the Sunday Times that it is, “Most likely the biggest secret weapons production facility of the Third Reich.” Joining the show to discuss this discovery and its significance to the historical understanding of the Nazi atomic program will be Die Jüdische’s Samuel Laster and Nazi nuclear expert Mark Walker.

Between the Synapse

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Based on the blog of the same name, Between the Synapse explores topics that fall in-between the obvious and typical with insight, clarity and humor in the realm of politics, pop culture, foreign affairs, and sports. The shows will entertain, inform and provoke by asking questions such as whether Europe or the U.S. can better forecast the weather or how health myths are marketing to the public and presenting topics that include the last Mad Men, Congressional chaos, and the quest for Mid-East peace.

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Mark B. Toubin

Mark B. Toubin

A veteran of radio, law, public affairs, and politics, Mark Toubin founded his blog, Between the Synapse, in 2008 as an avenue for exploring his ideas and insights with humor and an occasional dose of sarcasm. In the nervous system, a synapse is a structure that permits a neuron to pass an electrical or chemical signal to another cell. The Neuron Doctrine explains that though neurons are not continuous, cells may nonetheless communicate. BtS captures the linkage of that which falls in-between the obvious, conventional and typical. Its niche is a voice, not a topic.

Mark’s distinctive voice developed after practicing civil litigation for 11 years, running the Southwest region of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) for 8 more, and operating his own consultancy, ConneXion, LLC, since 2008. ConneXion works with non-profits, political campaigns, and businesses as a fundraiser, strategic communications advisor, and writer. Back in the late 90’s, he hosted a once a week hour-long radio program on Houston’s 97.1 FM.

A native of San Antonio, Texas, Mark attended Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia before returning for law school at the University of Texas. Mark enjoys creative writing, tennis, travel, sports, and long, quiet walks on the beach with flightless waterfowl.

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