Hiding Mengele: How a Nazi Network Harbored the Angel of Death

Hiding Mengele: How a Nazi Network Harbored the Angel of Death

by Betina Anton
Hiding Mengele: How a Nazi Network Harbored the Angel of Death

Hiding Mengele: How a Nazi Network Harbored the Angel of Death

by Betina Anton


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A Brazilian journalist’s investigation unearths the story of a network of people responsible for hiding "The Angel of Death," the infamous Nazi doctor who fled to South America and escaped  justice for over thirty years.

Josef Mengele, known worldwide for unimaginably cruel human experiments and for sending thousands of people to the gas chambers at Auschwitz, was a fugitive in South America for thirty-four years after World War II, sought by the Israeli secret service and Nazi hunters. Hidden for half that time in Brazil, Mengele created his own paradise, a life where he could speak German, maintain his beliefs, his friends, and his connection with the homeland. Never caught, he lived out the rest of his days thanks to a small circle of expatriate Europeans willing to help him.

One such person was Austrian ex-pat Liselotte Bossert, who buried Mengele with false documents to keep his true identity hidden even after his death in 1979. When the world finally discovered where the remains of Josef Mengele were in 1985, kindergarten teacher Liselotte was escorted from the São Paulo school without further explanation to the students. One six-year-old, Betina Anton, could not let this mystery go. Decades later as an experienced journalist, Betina decided to investigate, but when she found Liselotte, she could not imagine how deep this case would take her.

Written in Portuguese and English by the author and based on extensive research, including interviews, unpublished documents, and news coverage from that era, Hiding Mengele is a suspenseful narrative not only haunted by the doctor’s horrific experiments, but also by the motivations driving a community to protect one of the most evil people known to mankind.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635768824
Publisher: Diversion Books
Publication date: 10/01/2024
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

Betina Anton was born in São Paulo, graduated in Journalism from the School of  Communications and Arts of the University of São Paulo (ECA/USP) and holds a master’s  degree in International History from the London School of Economics and Political Science  (LSE). She has over twenty years of experience as a journalist. As an international news editor at  Globo TV, the largest channel in Latin America, she participated in major news coverages, such  as the wars in Ukraine and Syria and all the American elections since 2008. In 2019, she won the  Vladimir Herzog award, the most prestigious journalism prize in Brazil.
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