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The life story of Josef Mengele is one that is filled many twists and turns that play out like a suspense story with an ending that does not seem to fit what one would expect The authors of the book Mengele The Complete Story Gerald L Posner and John Ware wrote this book largely with information taken from diaries and letters of Mengeles and interviews with those who knew him It is a look into the life and times of a man whose nickname was The Angel of Death Josefs life and post-mortem fate could be divided into three different chapters His pre-war life and life during World War II was one of privilege and freedom to satisfy his perverse desire to perform bizarre and mostly useless medical experiments on unwilling participants in Nazi death camps His post-war life consisted of being constantly on the run a lonely and depressed fugitive wanted by countries worldwide for the atrocities he committed against Jews Poles Gypsies and others during World War II His lonely death by drowning in Brazil and humiliating post-mortem fate suited the man well Although this report might seem to follow a chronological order it is not simply a telling of a life story It is a look into who Josef Mengele was and how he changed over the years The authors underlying main theme throughout the book seemed to be to show that Josef Mengele was not who his infamous legend would dictate It is true that he was a cold and ruthless killer who murdered thousands of innocent people He earned the nickname The Angel of Death for the way he would remain calm and composed while performing such torturous an act as a live dissection of a human being He had a sick fascination with twins He believed that twins held the secret to discovering how to perfect a master race The following is a description by Vera Alexander a
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