Did Oppenheimer Really Try to Poison Someone?

There’s a scene in “Oppenheimer” where Robert Oppenheimer tries to KILL a Cambridge professor who acted as a mentor to him . . . by injecting an apple with CYANIDE.  It doesn’t end up working.

However, Oppenheimer’s grandson Charles claims this did NOT happen.  Quote, “There’s no record of him trying to kill somebody.  That’s a really serious accusation and it’s historical revision.

“There’s not a single enemy or friend of Robert Oppenheimer who heard that during his life and considered it to be true.”

For the record, a “Vanity Fair” article from last week claims it IS true . . . although the author suggests the apple may have been injected with something other than cyanide, and was only intended to make the guy SICK.


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