Josef Mengele By: Lyndsay Benson
Who was Josef Mengele? <ul><li>Born March 16, 1911
“ Angel of Death” (had the looks of an angel, but definitely didn't act like it)
Joined Nazi party in 1937
First was a part of the invasion in the Soviet Union, and then was recruited to be a doctor
Nazi doctor
Worked at death camp in Auschwitz </li></ul>
Continued <ul><li>Always had an interest in twins and dwarfs
When he came to the death camp, he was freely able to perform any experiment he wanted
He was not the only doctor to do this, but is one of the most recognized
Fled the country once the camp was liberated
Killed between 400,000 – 1 million people </li></ul>
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  1. 1. Josef Mengele By: Lyndsay Benson
  2. 2. Who was Josef Mengele? <ul><li>Born March 16, 1911
  3. 3. “ Angel of Death” (had the looks of an angel, but definitely didn't act like it)
  4. 4. Joined Nazi party in 1937
  5. 5. First was a part of the invasion in the Soviet Union, and then was recruited to be a doctor
  6. 6. Nazi doctor
  7. 7. Worked at death camp in Auschwitz </li></ul>
  8. 8. Continued <ul><li>Always had an interest in twins and dwarfs
  9. 9. When he came to the death camp, he was freely able to perform any experiment he wanted
  10. 10. He was not the only doctor to do this, but is one of the most recognized
  11. 11. Fled the country once the camp was liberated
  12. 12. Killed between 400,000 – 1 million people </li></ul>
  13. 13. What did he do? <ul><li>Tortured individuals
  14. 14. Performed deadly and cruel experiments
  15. 15. Focused mainly on twins, who he did a great deal of research on </li></ul>
  16. 16. Who did he experiment on? <ul><li>Men
  17. 17. Women
  18. 18. Children
  19. 19. Dwarfs
  20. 20. And more..
  21. 21. Performed on 3,000 sets of twins </li></ul>
  22. 22. Experiments Performed <ul><li>Changed eye color by injecting dye
  23. 23. Chloroform injections
  24. 24. Sewed twins together
  25. 25. Sex changes
  26. 26. Removed organs and limbs
  27. 27. Pressure chambers
  28. 28. Etc. </li></ul>
  29. 29. How He Decided Who To Experiment On <ul><li>Would wait for people to get off trains
  30. 30. Then, would look and decide who should stay and work and who would go with him
  31. 31. Main focus was to grab twins, but would take who he could get
  32. 32. Those who were saved were sent to his right
  33. 33. Those sent to his left, were sent to the gas chambers </li></ul>
  34. 34. Twins <ul><li>Mengele studied twin genetics
  35. 35. Before being experimented on, twins were calmed down by given clean clones, candy, etc.
  36. 36. He drove them to his lab where he performed extremely cruel experiments
  37. 37. To them, he gave surgeries without anesthetics, blood transfusions, injected lethal germs into twins.
  38. 38. In one case, he tried to take one twins eye and sew it to the back of the other twins head. </li></ul>
  39. 39. Special Treatment <ul><li>Kept children in separate barracks than everyone else
  40. 40. Gave them candy / spoiled them
  41. 41. Many called him “uncle” since he treated them so kindly. This is how he got his nickname “Angel of Death.”
  42. 42. Would treat them so kind...but would only later experiment on them. </li></ul>
  43. 43. Why Did He Do Experiments? <ul><li>He felt as if it was the right thing to do as a member of the Nazi party.
  44. 44. Was trying to genetically create the perfect Aryan race.
  45. 45. He used mothers that gave birth to twins to see if he could induce multiple births in order to restore the Nazi army which was decreasing.
  46. 46. He thought it was helping both his county and science. </li></ul>
  47. 47. Life After Auschwitz <ul><li>Became a German infantry soldier. Was captured but later released
  48. 48. Moved to Argentina under a false name
  49. 49. Moved from country to country in South America to avoid being captured
  50. 50. Married his deceased brother's wife
  51. 51. Supposedly died on February 7, 1979 after suffering from a stroke while in the Brazilian ocean </li></ul>
  52. 52. Bibliography &quot;Answers.com - Why Did Josef Mengele Carry out Inhuman Experiments.&quot; WikiAnswers - The Q&A Wiki . Answers Corporation. Web. 31 Mar. 2011. <http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_did_Josef_Mengele_carry_out_inhuman_experiments>. Bülow, Louis. &quot;Josef Mengele The Angel of Death.&quot; Josef Mengele, The Angel Of Death . Web. 01 Apr. 2011. <http://www.mengele.dk/>. Rosenberg, Jennifer. &quot;Mengele's Children - The Twins of Auschwitz Page 2.&quot; 20th Century History . New York Times Company. Web. 31 Mar. 2011. <http://history1900s.about.com/od/auschwitz/a/mengeletwins_2.htm>. Trueman, Chris. &quot;Joseph Mengele.&quot; History Learning Site . Web. 04 Apr. 2011. <http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/joseph_mengele.htm>.
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