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Dr. Josef Mengele: Inhumane Experimental Activities Essay

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Josef Mengele, SS physician notorious for his inhumane experimental activities upon Jewish prisoners of the Auschwitz death camp during WWII. Mengele performed both physical and psychological experiments towards both identical and fraternal twins. He preformed experimental surgeries without anesthesia, made injections with lethal germs, as well as attempting to change eye color with harsh chemicals. Mengele was commonly referred as “The Angel of Death.” Josef Mengele was born on March 16th, 1911 in Günzberg Bavaria, Germany. Josef was the eldest of his three children to Karl and Walburga Mengele. His father was a successful manufacturer of farming machinery. In 1935, Josef earned a Ph.D. in physical anthropology from the…show more content…
Mengele had his collection of twins confined in a special block that was specifically for his experiments. The twins’ were often treated better than other Jewish prisoners, he protected his prisoners from harsh labor assignments and made sure that they were always clean, He gave them clean clothes and candy. He allowed the children to call him ‘uncle’ they were known as “Mengele’s Children.” Dr. Mengele was said to be friendly and comforting especially towards the young children. He loved to sit with them and tell stories, he wanted the children to be as comfortable as possible with him, even though he clearly believed that the prisoners were less than human and acted upon that belief.
Mengele experimented on twins strictly for research his research was then recorded and sent to his mentor Dr. Verschuer, yet his intended objective had always been the death of the children. Mengele had a wide variety of experiments he often experimented on one twin in which he preformed surgery or anything physically without anesthesia and on the other twin he studied them mentally such as how long one can live without sleep or food and water. Occasionally, if a twin seemed to be rather “interesting” physically or mentally, Mengele would inject them with a disease and see if they can be treated and if not
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