Historian claims Nazis
did nuclear tests
But others doubt Hitler could have won arms race
The German-language book "Hitlers Bombe" is due to be released March 14.
By Dave Graham
Updated: 2:29 p.m. ET March 4, 2005
BERLIN - Nazi Germany was not only trying to develop nuclear weapons but actually tested atomic devices near the end of World War II, the publisher of a yet-to-be-released book by a German historian says.
The pre-publication claims by historian Rainer Karlsch drew headlines in German newspapers on Friday, but the publisher of “Hitlers Bombe” (“Hitler’s Bomb”) declined to give details or answer further questions until the book is launched on March 14.