As the Holocaust Documentation & Education Center continues to feature and offer a wide variety of topics on the Holocaust, today we are adding the following to our list from the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust:
Program: “Mengele: Unmasking the Angel of Death”
Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Time: 2:00 PM
Platform: This event will take place online and is free to the public.
Please note registration is required. Please click here to register.
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Perhaps the most notorious war criminal of all time, Josef Mengele was the embodiment of bloodless efficiency and passionate devotion to Nazism. His story is the subject of Mengele: Unmasking the Angel of Death, a definitive new biography by former Museum Director David G. Marwell, who was tasked with uncovering Mengele’s fate while he worked at the U.S. Justice Department in the 1980s.
Marwell’s book describes Mengele’s training and early promise as a scientist; his wartime service in combat and at Auschwitz; and his postwar refuge in Germany and South America. It chronicles the international search for Mengele in 1985 that ended in a cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazi, and the dogged forensic investigation that eventually confirmed his death.
Join the Museum for a program exploring Mengele’s story. Marwell will be in conversation with Andrew Nagorski, an award-winning journalist and author of The Nazi Hunters and 1941:The Year Germany Lost the War.