Josef Mengele

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Dr. Josef Mengele was a very well-known scientist, doctor, and madman. He conducted cruel and disgusting experiments on anyone that arrived at Auschwitz. He did his work in the name of the Nazi ideology. Josef, wanted to unlock the secrets of genealogy so that he could create the perfect race, blond haired, blue eyed Aryans. Doctor Josef Mengele conducted torturous experiments on hundreds of patients and sent a countless number of people to their death, that’s why he was known as the “Angle of Death”.

Doctor Josef Mengele was born on March 16th 1911. He was the oldest son of Karl and Walburga Mengele. Growing up he was very intelligent, and very popular in his town. His father Karl wanted Josef to work as an accountant. But, Josef wanted to do something beyond the lines of business.  Ever since a little boy, Josef had dreamt of leaving Gunzburg and pursuing in science and anthropology (The Young Mengele). As a child, Josef had a unique style of clothing wearing only hand-tailored and sporting white cotton dress gloves, which soon became his trademark that separated him from other SS doctors. In 1926, Josef Mengele was diagnosed with osteomyelitis. It is a disease that affects the kidney. This sickness affected him throughout his entire life. He had to resign from the SA due to it, and he also had to wait a few years before he could fight in combat because of the pain it caused him (The Young Mengele). In 1930 he graduated from the Gunzburhg Gymnasium , which was a high school. He was then accepted to the University of Munich. He studied philosophy and medicine. He began to develop interest in eugenics. Engenics is the study of genetics that tries to reveal the reasons for deformities and imperfections (Dictionary.com). Dr. Ernist Rudin influenced Josef. His beliefs were that some lives were not worth living and should be removed from the general population with the help of doctors. After attending college for five years Josef was awarded a Ph.D, for his...
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