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DR JOSEF MENGELE

 

Dr Mengele was the notorious Nazi war criminal who sent thousands of prisoners to their deaths in gas chambers, in Auschwitz and conducted horrific cruel experiments on hundreds of others.

Mengele had become the surviving symbol of Hitlers Final Solution the incarnation of its monstrosity cool and detached and always immaculately prepared for the long drawn out rituals of death, the hellish selections which the young SS doctor so regularly attended during his 21 months at the camp.

He was a slightly built man, scarcely a hair out of place, his dark green tunic neatly pressed, his face well scrubbed, his Deaths Head SS cap tilted rakishly to one side, remains vivid for those who survived his scrutiny. Polished boots slightly apart, his thumb resting on his pistol belt, he surveyed his prey with those dead eyes. Death to his left, life to his right. Four hundred thousand souls, from babies to old, are said to have been casually waved to the lefthand side with a flick of the cane clasped in a gloved hand. Mengele was the chief provider for the gas chamber and their crematoria. He had the look of someone who said I am the power. At the time, he was 32.

But he did come alive, a gentle touch in his hands, especially when he found twins. These were treated as priceless objects. Within their bodies lay the secret that Mengele was determined to unlock. Identical twins got their looks inherited, others were acquired by time and the environment. This he reasoned meant that the population could be controlled and engineered to perfection.

Mengele conducted some of the most horrendous experiments at Auschwitz. Children strapped to slabs of marble, their spines, eyes and inner organs probed, injected, cut , often with unknown chemicals and without anaesthetic.

O some children, he gave comfort and

sweets. On these occasions he is said

to have been gentle and soothing, going

ouT of his way not to inflict pain. But often

the mask would slip and violent rages, when

his strict disciplinary code was offended.

This defied rational explanation and

Mengele acquired the reputation of

some kind of demon.

He was born in Gunzburg on the banks of

the Danube on March 16th, 1911.

Eldest of three sons of Karl and Walburga

Mengele. They owned a foundry in

Gunzburg and still dominates it today. A

statue to his parents and the two younger

Sons stands in the centre in Karl Mengele

Strasse.

He didnt want to go into the family

business, so studied and passed his

exams in 1930 to study Anthropology and

Human Genetics and to become a

doctor. He spent many hours on hospital

wards and trained but he wanted to go

back to genetics. In 1937 after a

recommendation, he was appointedresearch

Assistant at the Third Reich Institute for

Hereditary Biology and Racial Purity at

the University of Frankfurt. This would change his life. He joined the staff at of Europes foremost geneticists, Professor Otmar Freiherr van Verschuer, who devoted much of his time to twin research.

The Professor influenced Mengeles appointment to Auschwitz and funded his experiments. In May 1937, Mengele joined the Nazi Party, No 5574974 and as a paid up member and with Verchuar behind him, he rose quickly within the Nazi academic hierarchy.

As he had made a powerful contracts, he decided he wanted to join the SS. After making sure through 4 generations of his family that no Jewish blood was there, he was accepted.

In 1938, he got his degree and could freely practice medicine. He was pleased when war broke out in 1939 and in 1941 in the Ukraine he was awarded the Iron Cross Second Class.

After he was transferred to Berlin, he was promoted to rank of Haupsturnfuhrer (captain). In 1943 the posting came. By the end of May he arrived at a vast barbed-wire enclosure in a swampy valley, an hour out of Kracow in Southern Poland. This was Auschwitz or to the Germans, who loved to abbreviate everything, the KZ shorthand for Konzentratianlager or Concentration camp.