Mengele: The Complete Story

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Cooper Square Press, Aug 8, 2000 - History - 408 pages
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Based on exclusive and unrestricted access to more than 5,000 pages of personal writings and family photos, this definitive biography of German physician and SS-Hauptsturmfuhrer Josef Mengele (1911-1979) probes the personality and motivations of Auschwitz's "Angel of Death." From May 1943 through January 1945, Mengele selected who would be gassed immediately, who would be worked to death, and who would serve as involuntary guinea pigs for his spurious and ghastly human experiments (twins were Mengele's particular obsession). With authority and insight, Mengele examines the entire life of the world's most infamous doctor.
 

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This well-written biography is far superior to Gerald Astor's The "Last'' Nazi: the life and times of Dr. Joseph Mengele ( LJ 11/1/85). Through Mengele's son, the authors were given access to their ... Read full review

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From what iv'e read of the book it seems to be very interesting and informative. At the moment i am doing a project on "The Angel Of Death" and this book has given me enough information to start the project and have a good start. I plan on finishing the book this weekend and while i'm reading i will be taking notes. This book will probably be my main source of information for my project. 

Contents

The Formative Years
1
Auschwitz May 1943January 1945
19
Arrested and Freed
59
Flight from Europe
86
Argentina Lull before the Storm
94
Flight to Paraguay
117
Operation Mengele
133
One Step Ahead
148
He Was an Impossible Man
220
Greetings from Afar
230
We Dont Know Where Mengele Is
244
Pedro the Neighbor
258
Now I Can Die in Peace
271
My Life Is at an End
284
Keep Everything a Secret
290
Dust to Dust
305

The Man in the Watchtower
161
We Could Have Had Him
182
Chasing Shadows
192
Ive Seen Mengele
206
Notes
327
Bibliography
349
Index
355
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Gerald L. Posner is the bestselling author of Hitler's Children, Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK, and Killing the Dream: James Earl Ray and the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. He lives in New York City. Producer and author John Ware lives in London.

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