Yvonne Delamater: We are interviewing Berlyn Brixner and thanks so much for coming. Briefly tell me when and where you were born and something about your education and training.
The Debate over the Bomb
Lilli Hornig: I’m Lilli Hornig and that’s spelled L-I-L-L-I; H-O-R-N-I-G.
Cindy Kelly: Terrific. Now we have to start at the next question, is—can you give us your birth day?
John Shacter: John Shacter, S-H-A-C-T-E-R.
Interviewer: And your age?
Shacter: My age? Eighty-four. Eighty-four and a half, going on 85!
Interviewer: And how did you end up in Oak Ridge, in the Secret City?
Cindy Kelly: I am Cindy Kelly, Atomic Heritage Foundation. And today is Sunday, March 24th, 2013. And we are interviewing James A. Schoke. But first I want him to tell us his name in full and spell it.
James Schoke: James Asher Schoke, J-A-M-E-S A-S-H-E-R S-C-H-O-K-E.
Cindy Kelly: Great. Now next hard questions, are what is your birthday and where were you born?
Darragh Nagle: Well, you must realize you’re talking to the people who were very, very junior at the time of the Manhattan Project. We’re mostly the ones that are left, but by that same token we were not privy to the high council—what was going on.
Theresa Strottman: We are talking with Harold Agnew who has worked here [at Los Alamos] during the Manhattan Project and later was Lab Director. And we thank you very much for coming today. Our first question is if you could briefly tell us when and where you were born and something about your education and training.
Anne McKusick: That’s A-N-N-E, M-C capital K-U-S-I-C-K.
Cindy Kelly: Okay Anne, can you tell us where you were born and a little bit about—
Cindy Kelly: The first thing we have to do is ask you your name and to say it and then spell it.
Monika (camerawoman): We’re ready to go.
Kelly: So tell me your name and spell it, please.
Alexandra Levy: All right, we are here on December 28, 2012 with Max Gittler. Please say your name and spell it.
Max Gittler: Max Gittler, M-a-x G-i-t-t-l-e-r.
Levy: Where are you from?
Gittler: New York, New York City, the Bronx.
Levy: So how did you become involved in the Manhattan Project?
Alexandra Levy: We’re here on December 28, 2012 with Evelyne Litz. Please say your name and spell it.
Evelyne Litz: Evelyne Litz, E-V-E-L-Y-N-E, L-I-T-Z.
Levy: So where are you from originally?
Levy: And how did you become involved in the Manhattan Project?