Mengele: Unmasking the

Mengele: Unmasking the "Angel of Death"

A gripping account of the infamous Nazi doctor, from a former Justice Department official tasked with uncovering his fate.

One of the most notorious war criminals of all time, Dr. Josef Mengele has come to symbolize both the evil of the Nazi regime and the failure of justice in the postwar world. Drawing on new scholarship and sources, historian David G. Marwell examines Mengele’s life and career, chronicling his university studies, which led to two PhDs and a promising career as a scientist; his wartime service, in combat and at Auschwitz, where his “selections” determined the fate of countless innocents and his “scientific” pursuits resulted in the traumatization and death of thousands more; and his postwar refuge in Germany and South America.

Mengele describes the international search in 1985, which ended in a cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and the dogged forensic investigation that produced overwhelming evidence that Mengele had died―but failed to convince those who, arguably, most wanted him dead. This is a story of science without limits, escape without freedom, and resolution without justice.

Title:Mengele: Unmasking the "Angel of Death"
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    Mengele: Unmasking the "Angel of Death" Reviews

  • Kylie D

    A well researched and factual book, based on the findings of the Justice Department teams sent to discover notorious Nazi Dr Joseph Mengele's whereabouts in the 1980's. The first half of the books loo...

  • Theresa Lorenzo

    There is not much I can say about this book because I think the title says it all. However, that being said, it is such a scholarly work by Mr. Marwell who worked on this at the Justice Department. Mr...

  • Fredrick Danysh

    The author spent years in the Special Investigations Office of the Justice Department investigating Joseph Mengele. While some of Mengele's actions are recorded, most of the work is a history of the H...

  • Dawn

    First half is a biography and look into the myths surrounding this man. I felt it was pretty unbiased and well researched. The second half is about the investigations and trying to find Mengele. The a...

  • Rachel Davis

    Insightful book on the life of a monster....

  • Kristi

    Wow!! This is a great book!! I am only about half way through the book, but I want to make some comments before I forget them. Though I am an extensive reader of WWII history, I have never read ( to t...

  • Paul Gaglio

    I really thought I was going to be fascinated by this book. It is such an interesting story it could be a work a fiction. So I cannot tell you how truly disappointed I was with it. The book is very we...

  • Rhiannon Johnson

    Thank you to W.W. Norton for my complimentary review copy.Read this review on my blog: https://ivoryowlreviews.blogspot.com/...Tuesday 1/28/2020 marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschw...

  • Theediscerning

    Five, then four, stars.This is a brilliant biography of Josef Mengele, that proves once and for all that there is too much negative hype about the man. Too many witnesses claim he was doing the select...

  • John McDonald

    Historian David Marwell, who as one of several DOJ Office of Special Investigations investigators which included lawyers, historians, anthropologists, and other medical professionals seeking to find a...