Joseph Mengele was very interested in genetics, particularly in twins. He carried out various experiments and tests, which were brutal and absolutely ferocious. They shock me so much, I find it so hard to believe a man was capable of such ghastly, cruel and barbaric actions. Some people still live today, to tell the horrific, terrifying stories of Mengele… who have experienced his cruelty first hand. Below are some true stories I have heard about through documentaries I have studied.
* Ruth Eliaz: This brave woman made it through the war. However she still has to live with the awful memories drilled into her head from when she was at Auschwitz…While at Aushcwitz, she gave birth to her baby girl. Joseph Mengele, immediately demanded Ruth’s breasts must be tied, meaning she could not feed her newborn. This was because he wanted to see how long a baby could last without food. The poor child lasted a week without any food, until it sadly passed away. Later he sent in another doctor who ordered she must give her other daughter an injection. She told Ruth it was morphine to relieve the child, she knew it was not and told the doctor she was not stupid. The doctor told her that her daughter could not survive and that she was going to save Ruth’s life. After ages of talking Ruth gave in to the doctor. She killed her own daughter. Later, when the collection of corpses took place. Mengele went to try and find the little corpse to carry out experiments on the dead corpse. Because of the hundreds of dead bodies, he couldn’t retrieve the tiny body. * Marc Berkowitz: At only 12 years old, Marc was admitted to Auschzwitz. He was a twin. This meant Mengele wanted to take them, and experiment. He remembers Mengele took them aside and told them to stay there. Not to let anyone move them. Marc was made Mengele’s personal servant. He had to polish his boots, dust his office, take care of his property. If he did something wrong, he would be badly punished....
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