Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Prisoners in their makeshift beds
Shoes of those who were put to death
The gates of Auschwitz
Jewish prisoner in Auschwitz
Dr. Josef Mengele
I know I usually post on topics that are lighter, but I watched a fabulous special on the Military Channel today that fascinated me. I knew Josef Mengele, the horrible doctor who performed experiments on Jews was in hiding. He left Germany early on and was on the run for years. He lived in fear constantly, so while living in a shack in Brazil, he kept a pistol in his bed. He died while having a massive stroke swimming off the shore of his house in 1979.
In 1985, the authorities finally found his whereabouts. "The Angel of Death," as he was known was just a pile of bones buried in his house. There were many tests to be done to determine if it was truly Dr. Mengele. The way they determined it was Dr. Mengele was by dental records and x-rays.
After nearly 50 years, the Nazi hunters could give some closure to the Jewish families affected by his horrible atrocities.
I am shocked at how many still try to locate Nazi officers on the run. It seems no one will ever forget the terrible crimes against humanity these men committed. Here are some pics of Josef Mengele and Auschwitz. Some of the pics are graphic. I contemplated posting this today, but feel it is important we never forget.
According to this documentary, many Nazi war criminals are still living in America.
Do you have any thoughts on the Holocaust or Dr. Mengele? I would love to hear your take.