Horrors of History – Part 3: Josef Mengele & the Auschwitz twins

September 15, 2015
Comments (7)
  1. trippinDINOSOAR says:

    Where are the puppies? This guy did some of the worst things I’ve ever read about. Sad to know he got off unpunished.

    1. Emperor of Mankind says:

      May their be mercy for mankind

  2. aaron says:

    Enough with the Nazi stuff…it was bad, we get it. What about what’s happening right now in Syria? It’s easy to talk about the past in a high and mighty, judgemental way. But you can’t do much about something that happened 70 years ago.
    Maybe if You pretend you don’t know whats going on, you don’t have to feel guilty. Meanwhile , you can do your good deed preaching to us about long dead Germans.

    1. Ethan says:

      Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it, I’ve never read about some of these details and I’m in shock, more people should learn about the past instead of just focusing on today

    2. Christian says:

      @Aaron, You are the reason why this happens more than once you ignorant fool.”I visited every nook and cranny.” It was his duty, he felt, “to be in a position from then on to testify about these things in case there ever grew up at home the belief that the stories of Nazi brutality were just propaganda.” -Eisenhower when he first saw a concentration camp. If you believe for one second Aaron that this is useless information than i commend you for your stupidity good sir.

  3. Kibu says:

    Hate me for it, but well, some of his tests DID have lasting and beneficial effects. One of the things that Mengele tested at Auschwitz, using prisoners (of course) was how long a person submerged in cold water could survive. Mengele tested various versions of this, with some prisoners being naked, others being dressed in street clothing, some in military flight jumpsuits, and still others dressed in protective cold weather gear. He found that the average time a person unprotected could survive before hypothermia set in, was about ten to fifteen minutes, with the rare twenty being the top max. After that the person became tired, hypothermia took hold and they quickly succumbed to the cold. On the other hand, a person in protective gear might survive upwards of an hour to an hour and a half. Based on Mengele’s study, the German military went to great lengths to design better protective gear for sailors and pilots who flew in cold weather or even arctic conditions. Ironically, after the war, when Mengele’s research was captured by the US, the data which he had amassed on how cold affects the human body went on to be used to write modern guidelines which the US military still follows when it comes to search and rescue in cold weather conditions.

  4. Hayley says:

    There’s a book that was written about this that I read in a WWII class in college titled Children of the Flames that has haunted me for years. Never once do I not think about those poor children when someone even mentions WWII.

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