Dr. Mengele: The Real Monster

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Frankenstein, Freddy Kruger, the Blob, Godzilla, the bogeyman are all fictional monsters that have haunted humanity for generations, known for the terror they spread. Unfortunately, not all monsters are fictional; there are even some masquerading as humans that show no humanity or compassion. Second only to Hitler himself, Dr. Joseph Mengele is the most notorious monster since the last millennium. Dr. Mengele performed a myriad of horrid experiments in the hops of not only creating the perfect race, but also to satisfy his deranged curiosity, the results of which he implemented in his post war activities.
Adolf Hitler had tasked German scientists to unlock the secrets of genetic engineering to create the perfect Aryan race. This inevitably
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Mengele's experiments were the equivalent of torture and at times had no purpose then to satisfy his own curiosity. Human experimentation began after all of the “living data” was gathered from the inmate, which was discussed above. In one of his experiments, recalled by a warden of the experimental block, Mengele impregnated a girl with the sperm of another twin. He pampered her during her pregnancy and even attended the birth, but once he figured out that there was only one baby, he immediately tore the baby from the mother’s uterus and tossed the baby in the oven. The same warden recalled she saw German soldiers cracking the skulls of babies with the butt of their rifles on Mengele’s order, presumably babies born without a twin ("Auschwitz Survivors Recall Horror Of Nazi Experiments."). While most of Mengele’s experiments were being done to better the Aryan race but by no means were they limited to that, he would often perform experiments just too see the outcome. A perfect example of that would when Mengele had attempted to create a Siamese twin by connecting blood vessels and organs of two twins without anesthesia. The twins unfortunately died three days later due to gangrene ("The Twins Eva and Miriam Mozes Survived Auschwitz."). Making Siamese twins in no way corresponds with producing the perfect race, which indicates Mengele conducted this experiment just to see what would …show more content…
He successfully evaded capture until his death in 1979. During those years evidence shows that he might have actually perfected a way too artificially create Aryan twins. Under the guise of Rudolph Weiss, an itinerant medic and other times a vet he went town to town and attended women who had varicose veins and gave them a potion which he carried in a bottle, or tablets which he brought with him. He also regularly took blood from the patients. One town he frequented is the town of Candido Godoi, in Brazil. As the historian said, "There is testimony that he attended women, followed their pregnancies, treated them with new types of drugs and preparations, that he talked of artificial insemination in human beings, and that he continued working with animals, proclaiming that he was capable of getting cows to produce male twins.". He frequented the town from his escape into the 1960s. Around the same time the towns twin rate had spiraled to 33%, from which most were twins with blond hair and blue eyes. To put this into perspective, the average birthrate for a twin is one in one hundred pregnancies, and for twins with blue eyes and blond hair is even more miniscule (Aires, Nick Evans). This shows that through his experiments and research he might’ve actually unlocked the secrets of genetic engineering, but thankfully Hitler was not alive to implement

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