Josef Mengele: The Angel Of Death

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As the Angel of Death, Josef Mengele performed many experiments on the victims that were passing through Auschwitz. He would do “experimental surgeries performed without anesthesia, transfusions of blood from one twin to the other, isolation endurance, reaction to various stimuli. He made injections with lethal germs, sex change operations, the removal of organs and limbs, incestuous impregnations” (Megele, para 18). He was so well known and infamous due to the fact that he was able to convince other medical doctors that was stationed in other concentration camps to do these experiments also. He was able to escape imprisonment in the United States at the end of the war because of the ignorance of his name and status as a War Criminal. He was …show more content…
In the end most choose to save themselves Mengele wrath and gave in to him and helped him test on the Jewish and Roma people (Museum, para 10). Karl Brandt, Wilhelm Beiglboeck and Herta Oberhauser were some of the many others that decided to help him. Doctor Oberhauser was also one of the other major doctors of the Holocaust in Auschwitz because of the liking she took to children. She “killed children with oil and evipan injections, removed their limbs and vital organs, rubbed ground glass and sawdust into wounds” (Mengele, para 23). She was caught after the war, she was sentenced to twenty years. After only serving ten years of that sentence, she got out and became a doctor once again in Germany. Almost ten years later it was decided that since she was a war criminal she should not be a licensed doctor …show more content…
The freezing experiments were an investigation of how the human body reacted to the extreme cold weather, it would be carried out in tanks filled with ice and water. The victims were placed and kept in the tanks for up to three hours at a time. Other times the victim was stripped of their clothing and forced to stand out in freezing temperature, left until they were screaming in agony or dead. The surviving victims were rewarmed using different methods (Mengele, para 3). Other victims were not told they were being experimented on, then the doctors would secretly put poison into their food, they would die and he would be left with the bodies to experiment on. They would perform autopsies to see what the poisons did internally and they would even often shoot victims with bullets that had the poison in it, and see how the poison would spread and study the symptoms of the certain poison (Mengele, para 9). Mengele's most favorite subjects to find was twins, he and his mentor performed numerous trials on them, such as exchanging limbs, and many of them died within the walls of Auschwitz. Over three thousand twins were experimented on at Auschwitz, and very few were living after Mengele fled. While studying blood, he tried to find something, like degeneration or such wrong with the Jewish and Roma blood, something to make

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