Dr. Josef Mengele

By: Bryanna Jenkins

In 1937 he became the assistant of Dr. Otmar von Verschuer who began research on twins. This only sparked his obsession. Later on he became an S.S. doctor and he selected his victims by height, they must be at least 5 feet 2 inches. He also decided that the only way to get rid of lice was to gas the people. When Mengele finally found twins he insisted that he drew blood and conducted scientific experiments. Some of these experiments were dissecting the twins and sowing a pair of twins together. Although Mengele experimented on the twins he treated them like they were his own children, he also carried candy in his pocket and would talk and play with the kids. Another one of his experiments were injecting dye and chemicals into their eyes in an attempt to change their eye color.