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August 17, 2011

The diaries of Dr. Josef Mengele will be displayed at Yad Vashem

Filed under: Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 11:32 am

I have been reading in the news about the diaries of Dr. Josef Mengele, one of the Nazi doctors who worked at Auschwitz from May 1943 to Jan. 1945. His writings, in 31 notebooks, were sold at auction to “an ultra Orthodox Jew,” according to a news article which you can read here.  You can also read about it here and here.  Dr. Josef Mengele worked on the “ramp” at Auschwitz-Birkenau, waving the Jews to the left or the right as they got off the transport trains.  He volunteered to work on the ramp even when it was the turn of one of the other 29 SS doctors because he wanted to find Jews with hereditary defects and twins for his research into hereditary conditions.  You can read more about Dr. Josef Mengle on my web site here.

Dr. Mengele at home on leave after 5 months at Auschwitz-Birkenau

In all of these news articles about what Dr. Mengele wrote, I did not see the words “incriminating” or “proof” in describing Dr. Mengele’s alleged crimes.  The article here has many accusations about the “twisted mind” of Dr. Mengele, but no proof that any of the stories about him are true. Apparently Dr. Mengele was a prolific writer but he never wrote anything that would incriminate himself.  (more…)