Presentation on theme: "Josef Mengele Yahya and Nada. Early Life  He was born on March 16, 1911 in Gunzburg, Germany to Karl and Walburga Mengele. Earned Ph.D. in Physical."— Presentation transcript:
Early Life  He was born on March 16, 1911 in Gunzburg, Germany to Karl and Walburga Mengele. Earned Ph.D. in Physical Anthropology from the University of Munich (studies physical development of the human species). He was an assistant to Dr. Otmar von Verschuer (scientist known for his research with twins).
Mengele as a Nazi In 1937, he joined the Nazi party and in 1938, he joined the SS.  He was named the SS garrison physician of Auschwitz.  Probably joined the Nazi party because of: – Interest in racial differences – Status – Fear
Experimentation on Twins Were put in separate barracks  “We would have to sit naked…people in white jackets would observe…They would photograph, measure our heads and arms and bodies, and compare the measurements of one twin to another.” (Echoes from Auschwitz, Kor).  After measurements, they would take the blood of the twins, and then they were given shots.  After various experiments and surgeries, Mengele would kill and dissect the twins. 
Other Experimentations (8) Known as the “Angel of Death” If destroying the lives of many twins in Auschwitz wasn’t bad enough, Mengele performed a broad range of lethal experiments with Jews and Gypsies. Obsession with his “patients eyes”. Also injected several hundred different diseases to see effects. Open surgeries.
Eva Kor and Forgiving Dr. Mengele "I was given five injections… They looked at my fever chart, and Dr. Mengele said, laughingly, 'Too bad, she is so young. She has only two weeks to live...” –Eva Kor  Her sister Miriam died from a rare form of cancer in 1993 (she wasn’t lucky enough to be the control).  &  Kor started C.A.N.D.L.E.S. (Children of Auschwitz Nazi Deadly Lab Experiment Survivors).  Forgiving Dr. Mengele 
Evading Capture  After Auschwitz, fled to a different southern concentration camp. Then fled from there and was captured by Americans, but was then later released. Fled to South America(Brazil) to attempt to live in peace and harmony. *Mustache Death* Changed his name to Wolfgang Gerhard In a diary found, it said that he had no regrets. After over 30 years of running, he finally died on February 7 th 1979
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