A postwar reconstruction of the signing of the letter

"Because of the danger that Hitler might be the first to have the bomb, I signed a letter to the President which had been drafted by Szilard. Had I known that the fear was not justified, I would not have participated in opening this Pandora's box, nor would Szilard. For my distrust of governments was not limited to Germany." The photograph shows a postwar reconstruction of the signing.

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Image courtesy G. Szilard.

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