WEST GERMANY: The Case of the Bugged Physicist

The problem confronting West German authorities was chilling. A brilliant nuclear physicist with a sure knowledge of how to build the atom bomb was apparently consorting with leftist ideologues and terrorists responsible for such deeds as the hijacking of the Air France plane to Entebbe last June. Was it possible that Dr. Klaus Robert Traube, the absentminded, tousle-haired son of a Jewish dentist who had committed suicide in 1936 rather than go on living under Nazi rule, had passed on secrets to his radical friends?

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