Dr. Mengele also known as "The Angel of Death" was the chief doctor at the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War 2. He was born in the March 16 of 1911. In 1931, at the age of 20, he joined the Stahlhelm, and then the SA in 1933..He studied medicine at the University of Frankfurt, after that he joined the Institute for Hereditary Biology and Racial Hygiene in 1934. It was here he did his studies in physical anthropology and genetics. Then he applied for party membership in 1937. Upon being accepted into the Nazi party, he applied for membership in the SS. As ardent Nazi, he served as medical officer with the Waffen SS during WW2, and was appointed chief doctor at the Auschwitz concentration camp where Jews were selected either for labor, extermination or medical experimentation.
Dr. Mengele research
Over 400 000 victims. Died to the outcomes of such horrific experiments, as their great findings have proved of undeniable use in the development of thinking on hereditary genetics and DNA. May 1943, Mengele entered Auschwitz as an educated, experienced, medical researcher. With funding for his experiments, he worked alongside some of the top medical researchers of the time, Mengele searched for the secrets of heredity. The Nazi ideal of the future would benefit from the help of genetics: if Aryan women could assuredly give birth to twins who were sure to be blond and blue eyed - then the future could be saved. He believed that twins had the answer to this question, Auschwitz seemed the best location for such research because of the large number of twins to use as specimens.
What happened to Mengele
After the war Mengele escaped and wasn't found he finaly died of a stroke while swimming in Brazil—although his death was not verified until 1985