Who is Josef Mengele?
What did he do?
He did horrible experiments on the Jews until they were dead. He tortured the Jews by injecting their eyes to see if they would change color, injected them with disease to document what happens, or he injected them with gasoline just to watch them die painfully and slowly (http://latinamericanhistory.about.com).
"There was excitement in his eyes, a tender touch in his hands. This was the moment when Josef Mengele, the geneticist, found a pair of twins" (http://www.auschwitz.dk). Josef Mengele was especially interested in twins because he wanted to find out the secret of heredity. When they first got there, Josef would call out if there were any twins. He would take them and treat them differently than the other prisoners. They were often treated better than the other prisoners, besides the experiments. The twins conditions were the best out of all of the people because they got to play and have sweets.
Every day the children had to have blood drawn. The younger children had to have it taken from their necks because their legs and arms were too small. Mengele studied everything about the twins. Sometimes he gave a disease to one twin, and when they died the other one was killed to see what the differences were (http://history1900s.about.com).
"Only a few of the children survived Auschwitz. They later recalled how they were visited by a smiling Uncle Mengele who brought them candy and clothes. Then he had them delivered to his medical laboratory either in trucks painted with the Red Cross emblem or in his own personal car" (http://www.mengele.dk).
The Angel of Death
Josef Mengele, Angel of Death.
These were often on the trucks that took away the Jewish kids to be experimented on by Josef Mengele.
Josef Mengele liked experimenting on twins to find out the secret of heredity.
What the teacher didn't know was that they weren't actually shocking the student. They were playing a pre-recorded tape for the teacher to listen to. On the last shock, the one with the X, it got silent. The teacher either thought that they killed the student or made them unconscious.
After they had asked all of the questions, the teacher was shown the unharmed student. They were told that it was part of the experiment and that they didn't actually hurt the student.
Stanford Prison Experiment
Milgram's experiment and Josef Mengele are also alike in many ways. They both involved injuring people even though Milgram's experiment didn't hurt anyone. Milgram's volunteers didn't know that they weren't hurting anyone, yet the believed that they did. Josef knew that he was hurting the children and adults that he 'experimented' on, yet he still chose to do it while Milgram's volunteers continued because they were told by an authority figure or left because they couldn't take it anymore.
Josef Mengele and the Stanford Prison Experiment both hurt people. Although the prison guards in the Stanford Experiment were doing it unintentionally, they still hurt them. Josef Mengele did it for his 'experiments'.
At Auschwitz, where Josef Mengele did his experiments, the Jews were stripped of everything including their clothes and hair. The prisoners in the Stanford Prison Experiment were also stripped of everything. They were forced to wear dresses without anything underneath. Only the children that Josef Mengele experimented on got special treatment, like the prisoners got when they were good.