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The medical professions of Germany including academic medicine played a critical role in the evolution of Nazisms programs of human destruction programs that were based in genocide and the exploitation of the dead The atrocities associated with the Holocaust are staggering especially when the words Auschwitz and Mengele are mentioned Dr Josef Mengele was a man that was twisted by Nazi ideology and notions of Aryan supremacy into a madman who was responsible for so many deaths at Auschwitz Through his responsibilities as a selector at the arrival gates and a human experimenter in his laboratory behind the scenes Mengele brutalized and slaughtered thousands of men women and children Once he had acquired a sense of power and control from being stationed at Auschwitz Josef Mengele grew insane with this power and became an actual angel of death victimizing the feeble and weak at the arrival gates and performing unethical human experiments on so many young subjects In October of 1930 Josef Mengele enrolled at Munich University and began studying philosophy and medicine At about the same time the City of Munich was going though ideological revolution due to the rising popularity and power of the Nazi party Professor Rudolf Hess proclaimed at a mass meeting that National Socialism is nothing but applied biology This speech was very inspirational to Josef Mengele because he viewed himself as a Nazi revolutionary and a biological revolutionary As Mengele became more involved with National Socialism he acquired his doctorate from 2 Munich and moved to Frankfurt to study under Dr Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer who ultimately set the foundation for the racial research performed by Mengele at Auschwitz The main emphasis of his research in Frankfurt was the importance of heredity within the context of Nazi race science After joining the Nazi party in the summer of 1937 and the Schutzstaffel SS which was Hitlers elite corps of race guardians in May of 1938 Mengele
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