Josef Mengele Angel Of Death Essay
Due to his interests in anthropology and his support of the Aryan racial superiority, Josef Mengele united with …show more content…
Alfonse D'Amato who believed that Mengele was still alive, asked the US government to search for the war criminal because he claimed that, “'It would be a cruel mockery of justice if this monster[Josef Mengele] who killed and tortured so many thousands of innocent men, women and children, were allowed to die in his bed without ever having been called to account for his crimes'” ("Dr. Josef Mengele, the notorious Nazi 'angel of death'...").
During the Holocaust, Mengele was, “[k]nown as the Angel of Death among the camp's inmates” who was, ”estimated to have been responsible for the deaths of 400,000 people between the time of his arrival at Auschwitz in 1943 and his disappearance in December, 1944.” (Newsmakers).
Ovitz and his family state that, “[a]s well as selecting people for the gas chambers, SS doctor Josef Mengele was also using his service in the death camp as a springboard toward an academic career” similar to, “ ... a demonic impresario casting the ultimate freak show...” (Koren, Yehuda).
Allied with Nazi’s physician group while performing gruesome acts on the Jews makes the villain, Josef Mengele the “Angel of Death”: a war criminal who is responsible for the death of a thousands. His despicable acts on the Jews impacted their lives and their