Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Josef Mengele, brutal medical experiments on inmates at Auschwitz death camp

Originally uploaded by trudeau.
Josef Mengele (March 16, 1911 – February 7, 1979), acc to Wikipedia.com, was a Nazi German SS officer and a physician in the concentration camp Auschwitz (Poland). He gained notoriety chiefly for being one of the SS physicians that would supervise the selection of arriving transports, determining who was to be sent directly to the gas chambers and who was to become a prisoner, and for performing brutal experiments of dubious scientific value on camp inmates.

After the war he escaped Germany through a variety of ruses and subterfuges and lived covertly abroad until his eventual accidental death in Brazil, which was later confirmed using DNA testing on his remains.

One quotation attributed to him was "The more we do to you, the less you believe we're doing it." He also adhered to Hitler's concept of the big lie, stating, "The greater the falsehood we tell you the more completely you will believe it."

He later became known as the Todesengel (Angel of Death) of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

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