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- Alexander Sachs was a Jewish American economist and banker. In 1939, he delivered the Einstein–Szilárd letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt, in which it was suggested that nuclear research should be fomented.
- Alexander Sachs is a film cinematographer.
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The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection by Spencer C. Tucker
Alexander Sachs, economist and presidential confidant, delivered the letter on October 11, 1939. Sufficiently alarmed by Sachs's précis of its contents, Roosevelt appointed the Uranium Committee to begin preliminary studies, which became the basis for the Manhattan Project organized ...
by Norman Polmar, Thomas B. Allen
by Alexander Sachs, a New Deal supporter and longtime friend of Roosevelt. The letter said that “extremely powerful bombs of a new type might be constructed” and that such a bomb carried by ship into a port “might very well destroy the whole port together with some of the surrounding territory.” The letter also said that Germany was believed to have “stopped the sale of URANIUM from the Czechoslovakian mines ...
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