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        Oppenheimer Hearing | The Bomb

        Learn how fear of Communism led to unreasoning paranoia and ruined innocent people's lives in this clip from The Bomb. Robert Oppenheimer, who masterminded the creation of the bomb, had been hailed as a genius and American hero whose work helped end the war and save thousands of lives. But Oppenheimer was haunted by the terrible legacy of the bomb, and hoped to eliminate nuclear weapons. By opposing a crash program to build a hydrogen bomb, he had made powerful enemies. As the fear of Communism spread, his enemies set out to punish Robert Oppenheimer and they won. Watch how the "The Father of the Atomic Bomb," was stripped of his positions relating to atomic energy and policy.

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