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Doctor Josef Mengele: The Angel of Death (Holocaust Biographies)
by Holly Cefrey
100+ Page Biographies That Help Students Grasp the Enormity of the Holocaust The history of the Holocaust is in many ways the story of individuals. These biographies examine the key figures during this shameful time in human history. Focusing both on the victims and the perpetrators of evil, these titles recount the depravity, suffering, and courage that took place during ...more
Library Binding, 112 pages
Published June 28th 2001 by Rosen Publishing Group
(first published 2001)
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Dr. Josef Mengele was known as the "Angel of Death." At first glimpse the holocaust victims said Dr. Mengele had a nice smile, personality, and he was well dressed. Behind that smile was an unbearable evil that is hard for me to talk about. He was rude to Jewish people, but he was very nice to gypsy's and twins, so nice that he earned the nickname "Uncle Pepi." Menegele Served twenty months as a "doctor" in the Auschwitz concentration camp. His main experiments were twins. There were two ...more
Dr. Josef Mengele was a different man than all the other Nazis around him and the some he worked with. He was known to the prisoners as The Angel of Death. During the Holocaust Dr. Mengele wanted to be widely known like his parents who owned a place to make farm machinary. I liked this book because it told what really happened in the Holocaust. Germans believed that they were better and more important than other contries around them. Nazis killed people with problems that might carry on ...more
Mengele studied medicine and became a doctor but he was more interested in the study of genetics and Darwin's theories of natural selection. He got hurt and couldn't continue active military service, this led to his appointment at Auschwitz. Hitlers medical institutions encouraged his "experiments" at that camp. The book describes the man's evil personality, his experiments, and the suffering of his patients, especially twins.
It's fascinating how government propaganda and prejudice can influence people's opinions of others. Mengele was called a decent fellow by some buy the next minute could turn into an experimental psycho. It's a shame he was able to live a long live on the run after the war and was never brought to justice.
Mar 10, 2015 Terri Lynn rated it it was amazing
This is a very well-written introduction to who Dr. Josef Mengele was and what he did. It also very plainly discusses everything from the trip in cattle cars to Auschwitz to the horrors of what happened there where older children and young adults can understand.