Alexander Catsch

Alexander Catsch

Alexander Catsch (Katsch) (1913 – 1976 in Karlsruhe) was a German-Russian medical doctor and radiation biologist. Up to the end of World War II, he worked in Nikolaj Vladimirovich Timefeev-Resovskij’s Abteilung für Experimentelle Genetik at the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut für Hirnforschung (KWIH, Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Brain Research). He was taken prisoner by the Russians at the close of World War II. Initially, he worked in Nikolaus Riehl’s group at Plant No. 12 in Ehlektrostal’, but at the end of 1947 was sent to work in Sungul' at a sharshka known under the cover name Ob’ekt 0211. At the Sungul' facility, he again worked in biological research department under the direction of Timofeev-Resovskij. When Catsch returned to Germany in the mid-1950s, he fled to the West. He worked at the Biophysikalische Abteilung des Heiligenberg-Instituts and then at the Institut für Strahlenbiologie am Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe. While in Karlsruhe, he was also appointed, in 1962, to the newly created Lehrstuhl für Strahlenbiologie, at the Technische Hochschule Karlsruhe. In West Germany, he developed methods to extract radionucleotides from various organs.

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... Albrecht, Ulrich, Andreas Heinemann-Grüder, and Arend Wellmann Die Spezialisten Deutsche Naturwissenschaftler und Techniker in der Sowjetunion nach 1945 (Dietz, 1992, 2001) ISBN 3-320-01788-8 Herrlich, Peter Karl Gunther Zimmer (1911-1988), Radiation Research, Volume 116, Number 1, 178-180 (Oct. 1988) Maddrell, Paul "Spying on Science Western Intelligence in Divided Germany 1945–1961" (Oxford, 2006) ISBN 0-19-926750-2 Naimark, Norman M ...