Auschwitz persecutor, Joseph Mengele, has spent his first 30 years after he died in a plastic bag. The ‘Angel of Death’, as he was nicknamed, finally had his remains examined.
Students in Sao Paulo examined the remains of the man who performed medical experiments on Jews at Auschwitz.
For more than 30 years, the remains of Joseph Mengele, a German physician who performed horrific experiments on hundreds of Hebrews at Auschwitz, have ‘rested’ in a blue plastic bag, inside the Institute of Forensic Medicine in Sao Paulo.
Dr. Daniel Romero Munoz, who had led the team that identified the remains of Mengele in 1985, considered this an opportunity to use his bones. A few months ago, the head of Forensic Medicine at the University of Sao Paulo has obtained the permission to use the Auschwitz persecutor’s bones in its course, notes the Guardian.
Currently, his students are analyzing Mengele’s bones and are creating connections between the remains and the life of the cruelest Auschwitz persecutors, whose acts of violence drew him a nickname that suits his standards, the ‘angel of death’.
Mengele died nearly 40 years ago, drowned in the waters off the coast of Sao Paulo. He was on the run for years, hiding while being haunted for sending thousands of people to the gas chambers. Mengele’s ‘on the run’ life and his mysteries may be hidden in his bones, added Munoz.
‘For example, by examining Mengele’s remains, I noticed that he had a fractured pelvis. According to the traces on his arm, the fractured pelvis would be produced following a motorcycle accident at Auschwitz’, he adds.
Analyzing Mengele’s skull, Munoz noticed a hole in his left cheek, which could be the result of a lengthy sinusitis. Munoz says that people who have helped Mengele in Brazil have told the police that the man suffered all the time from dental abscesses that he was cutting on his own with a razor.