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The tranquil waters and white sandy beaches on St. John USVI were the perfect hideaway for Robert Oppenheimer, “father of the atomic bomb” after World War II.

A new biopic is shedding light on the rise and fall of Robert Oppenheimer, “the father of the atomic bomb”. But few people know that he spent many of his final days on the peaceful and tranquil beaches of St. John.

"When one of the year's most highly anticipated films, Oppenheimer, is released on 21 July, people around the world will get to witness the rise and stunning fall of the enigmatic scientist who unleashed a weapon so deadly it had the potential to destroy humanity. But while Oppenheimer publicly grappled with the moral consequences of his creation after World War Two, few people know that the political fallout that followed affected Oppenheimer's personal life so deeply that he spent many of his remaining days effectively hiding out on the tiny, remote island of St John in the US Virgin Islands."

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