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By Daniel Charles

In January 1934, as Hitler's shadow started to fall throughout Europe, a quick, bald guy sporting a German passport arrived on the lodge Euler in Basle. He appeared haunted and stressed, as if he urgently had to be in different places.

Fritz Haber, Nobel laureate in chemistry, confidante of Albert Einstein and German struggle hero, had arrived in Basle a damaged guy and, 3 days later, he died leaving an doubtful legacy. For a few, the nice German chemist was once a benefactor of humanity, winner of a Nobel prize for inventing the way to nourish farmers' fields with nitrogen captured from the air. For others, he was once a conflict legal who for my part supervised the unleashing of chlorine clouds opposed to British, French and Canadian troops in global conflict I.

Tragedy marked his lifestyles. every week after the 1st gasoline assault in 1915, Haber's spouse took his pistol and shot herself. And in 1933, whilst Hitler got here to strength, 'the Jew Haber' was once one of the first scientists pushed out of Germany. inside of a yr, Haber was once useless - denied honour either in his place of origin and overseas.

No lifestyles unearths the ethical paradox of technological know-how - its potential to create and break - extra in actual fact than Fritz Haber's. Between Genius and Genocide is a narrative choked with ambition, patriotism, hubris and tragedy, set amidst large technological advances, fingers races, mounting imperialism and war.

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