Second World War has some horrific stories buried in the battlefields and the German camps. The obsession of being the best among all the races forced people to involve in the inhuman activities. Josef Mengele is one of those who crossed all the limits of cruelties during WWII. Josef Mengel was appointed as officer cum physician at Auschwitz concentration camp. Earlier he was working with the army but after some injuries, he was declared unfit for wars. Nazis built these camps in Poland during WWII.
Background Of Josef Mengele
Josef Mengele was inspired by the idea of the supremacy of Aryans. This thinking led him to do experiments with humans without their consent. His work made him infamous and gave him the name of ‘Angel of Death.’
Josef was born on March 16, 1911, in Günzburg, Germany. He studies Philosophy and Medicine, and later on, he did his experiments on humans. Josef joined the Nazi Party in 1937, and in 1938 Josef became a member of SS. He received a few awards for his bravery at the battle of WW II. In mid-1942, he had to step down from his services in the army due to injuries. After the recovery, he resumed his work at the Institute for Hereditary Biology and Racial Hygiene.
Mengele was a German, and the ideology of Alfred Rosenberg about the Racial Supremacy of Aryans was the reason for experiments on humans. When he could not continue his services with the army, Heinrich Himmler appointed him as a chief doctor at Birkenau. Birkenau was the supplementary camp at Auschwitz. From this place, Josef and his staff used to select the Jews to perform deadly experiments on them. The main motive of this researches was to increase fertility in Germans so that the German race can proliferate. Josef was more keen to do the experiments on twins.
Human Experimentation Of Mengele
Germans built a house and gave him the title of Auschwitz. This places was an extermination camp. They brought people from Germany occupied Europe here, and their ultimate fate was death. On the arrival of Jews and other people, they were divided into two groups. All those who were unfit to do the labor were killed in the gas chambers immediately. Those who left for the work and the experiments had to face the segregation process once again. Mengele always looked for twin,s to perform tests on them.
Results Of Experiments Of Mengele
Most of the children undergone experiments could not survive. All those victims who survived have horrifying stories to share. Most of the victims had lost their twins. The experiments included injecting medicine in the eyes of victims to change eye-color, sex-change operations, and operation with the use of anesthesia. There is no count of how many humans died due to these experiments.
After World War II
Mengele escaped after WW II and went underground for several years. In 1958 he married once again in Uruguay. In 1959 this barbaric man received citizenship in Paraguay. He died in 1979 under the name of Gerhard, while swimming, due to stroke. In 1985, the forensic team found that the real name of Gerhard was Mengele.