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03/02/1950 Klaus Fuchs is arrested for passing atomic bomb information

Klaus Fuchs was a German theoretical physicist and atomic spy who was convicted of supplying information from the American, British, and Canadian Manhattan Project to the Soviet Union during and shortly after the Second World War. He was sentenced to fourteen years' imprisonment and stripped of his British citizenship.


  • Essentials 

  • Early life 

  • Refugee in Britain 

  • Second World War 

  • Post war 

  • Value of Fuchs's data to the Soviet project 

  • Trial and imprisonment 

  • Career in East Germany 

  • Death