Josef Mengele

by: Salma Elwishy

Angle of Death

Josef Mengele as known by the 'Angle of death', was a German Schutzstaffel officer and a scientist who was born on March 16, 1911 and died on February 7, 1979. He joined the Nazi party in 1937, and got his doctorates degree in anthology and medicine from Munich University and started his career as a researcher. He was one of the members in a doctor/scientist team that where responsible to for victims who where killed in the gas chamber and creating deadly human experiments on the Jews specifically children in Auschwitz concentration camp during WWII . Mengele left Auschwitz on January 17, 1945 shortly after being announced as a criminal and needs to be brought to justice.

Mengele's Human Experiments

The Experiments

Josef Mengele took advantage to continue his anthropological studies in Auschwitz concentration camp, using the victims as his human experiment. His experiment subjects had no regard to health or safety. His research contained experiments on identical twins, people with two different eye color, and people with any physical abnormalities. He mainly focused on doing these experiments on children, they were fed and housed better than any other ares of the camp and they were safe from the gas chamber. When he went ti visit his subject he would introduce himself as "Uncle Mengele" and would give them candy, they would like him more and think he isn't as bad as the rest of the Nazi party. He was also responsible for sending the Jews to the Gas chamber, believing that they are a dangerous race and that they need to be eliminated.


His son, Rolf, said about his father " He was capable of being so kind to the children, to have them become fond of him, to bring them sugar, to think of small details in their daily lives, and to do things we would genuinely admire ... And then, next to that, ... the crematoria smoke, and these children, tomorrow or in a half-hour, he is going to send them there. Well, that is where the anomaly lay".

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His Ending

Mengele died by swimming off from Brazil and drowned, he was buried under a false name and was examined as a forensic in 1985.