If the German indicated the Nazis were close to building a weapon, Berg was to shoot him and then swallow the cyanide pill.
Moe, sitting in the front row, determined that the Germans were nowhere near their goal, so he complimented Heisenberg on his speech and walked him back to his hotel.
Moe, against his father’s wishes, began playing baseball on the street at age four. In Barringer High School, Moe learned Latin, Greek and French. He graduated magna cum laude from Princeton, with Spanish, Italian, German and Sanskrit added to his linguistic quiver. destroys the Norwegian heavy water plant targeted by Moe Berg.
During further studies at the Sorbonne, in Paris, and at Columbia Law School, he picked up Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Indian, Arabic, Portuguese and Hungarian. During World War II, he was parachuted into Yugoslavia to assess the value to the war effort of the two groups of partisans there.
He was regarded as the brainiest ballplayer of all time.
In fact Casey Stengel once said: “That is the strangest man ever to play baseball.” Why did Moe Berg go to Japan with all the baseball stars?
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