Mengele: The Complete Story

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Based on exclusive, unrestricted access to over 5,000 pages of personal writings and family photos, this definitive biography of German physician and SS-Hauptsturmfubrer Josef Mengele (1911-1979) probes the personality and motivations of Auschwitz's "Angel of Death." From May 1943 through January 1945, Mengele selected who would be gassed immediately, who would be worked to death, and who would serve as involuntary guinea pigs for his spurious and ghastly human experiments (twins were Mengele's particular ...
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Overview

Based on exclusive, unrestricted access to over 5,000 pages of personal writings and family photos, this definitive biography of German physician and SS-Hauptsturmfubrer Josef Mengele (1911-1979) probes the personality and motivations of Auschwitz's "Angel of Death." From May 1943 through January 1945, Mengele selected who would be gassed immediately, who would be worked to death, and who would serve as involuntary guinea pigs for his spurious and ghastly human experiments (twins were Mengele's particular obsession). With authority and insight Mengele examines the entire life of the world's most infamous doctor.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070505988
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 1/1/1986
  • Pages: 330

Table of Contents

Introduction xi
Acknowledgments xix
Preface xxv
1 The Formative Years 1
2 Auschwitz: May 1943--January 1945 19
3 Arrested and Freed 59
4 Flight from Europe 86
5 Argentina: Lull before the Storm 94
6 Flight to Paraguay 117
7 Operation Mengele 133
8 One Step Ahead 148
9 The Man in the Watchtower 161
10 "We Could Have Had Him" 182
11 Chasing Shadows 192
12 "I've Seen Mengele" 206
13 "He Was an Impossible Man" 220
14 Greetings from Afar 230
15 "We Don't Know Where Mengele Is" 244
16 "Pedro," the Neighbor 258
17 "Now I Can Die in Peace" 271
18 "My Life Is at an End" 284
19 "Keep Everything a Secret" 290
20 "Dust to Dust" 305
Notes 327
Bibliography 349
Index 355
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