Fritz Haber: The Damned Scientist


  • We are grateful for comments and suggestions kindly provided to us by Gerhard M. Oremek (Frankfurt), Bretislav Friedrich (Berlin), Adam Jezierski (Wroclaw).


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In the gallery of famous people tracing their origins to Wrocław, few are as controversial, as complex, or as tragic as Fritz Haber, ever more distant in the flux of time, yet still stirring emotions. He developed a method for the direct synthesis of ammonia from its elements and later pioneered chemical warfare on the battlefields of the First World War.