Kurilla: There would have been no Hiroshima and Nagasaki if not for Boris Pash

PONARS Eurasia
08 Jun 2020

(Russia Beyond) U.S. Colonel Boris Pash (1900 – 1995) was a typical 20th-century American ‘badass’ – he hated the communists’ guts, took German cities almost single handedly in WWII and captured the Nazis’ nuclear energy resources. And he was Russian. [...]

In this documentary, you can see the person who led the Alsos Mission – a bit short, but burly man in glasses, Col. Boris Pash. “There would have been no Hiroshima and Nagasaki if not for Boris Pash,” notes (link in Russian) Russian historian Ivan Kurilla from the European University of St. Petersburg. [...]

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