I am Leo Szilard and this is Eugene Wigner we have some info that we would like to share with you
Welcome! Come on in!
I agree, I will write the letter!
We would like to discuss the possibilities of an atomic bomb
Leo Szilard and Eugene Wigner drove around New York, in order to find Einstein. Pg. 18-19
The possibility of a bomb is all to likely, we need to take action...
Einstein stood on the porch of his rented vacation house and greeted the Hungarian scientists. Then he invited them inside. Pg. 20
Here is the letter from Einstein, Mr. President
This requires action!
Szilard and Wigner discuss the newest discoveries on fission, which took a minute for Einstein to process. Einstein was horrified by the thought of Hitler creating an atomic bomb, and agreed to write the letter. Pg. 20
Why did I write that letter?
Einstein wrote the letter to FDR about the possibility of atomic bombs. It also discussed the possible outcomes if the bomb got into the wrong hands. Pg. 20
On October 11th Alexander Sachs met with FDR and gave him the letter that Einstein wrote. FDR read through the letter and agreed that something needed to be done. A little while after this meeting he created the Manhattan Project. Pg. 20-21
After the bombs were dropped Einstein was deeply disturbed by the outcome and the possibility of the complete and utter destruction of all life on Earth. Pg. 232