Josef Mengele Accomplishments

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On the day of May 24, 1943, the Auschwitz extermination camp changed. They had just received a new, spine-chilling doctor, Josef Mengele; he had also worked in a few other camps. He was an infamous Nazi experimentalist. Josef Mengele was born on March 11, 1911 in Günzburg, Germany. In his early years, Josef seemed like a normal young boy and no one would guess that he would be the one to commit to this harsh work. He began to study medicine and found an interest in anthropology and genetics. Prior to coming to Auschwitz, Dr. Mengele had studied philosophy with his partner, Dr. Otmar von Verschuer. Mengele was known as the “angel of death.” This man struck fear in those from the camp.
Dr. Mengele was considered a war hero to his army members. He was a dedicated Nazi. Josef Mengele joined the SS (Schutzstaffel, meaning Protective Echelon) around the same time he had received his medical degree. When World War II broke out, he was immediately called to the eastern front as an officer to battle the Soviets. He had earned multiple medals for bravery, such as
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However, there were plenty more inhumane experiments to come. In order to lure the kids into his experiments, he gave them candy and clean clothes and he allowed them to call him their uncle. Dr. Mengele made injections with lethal germs, removed limbs and organs, and performed sex changes. He also injected inmates with a solution into their eye to change the color without anesthesia. Mengele had also forced victims into an ice filled tank and they were to remain there for three hours. Another test was to investigate an immunization for malaria. Therefore, Josef would infect the inmates with mosquitoes and many died while others suffered severe disabilities. Josef targeted certain people to conduct his experiments on, such as dwarfs, twins, and Gypsies. He didn’t seem to have a limit when it came to his

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