gave life in Auschwitz, I did not take it.
November 23, 2004
Mengele never regretted crimes
THE Nazi war criminal [sic.
note: He was never
Mengele never regretted his crimes and died
convinced of the superiority of the Aryan race,
documents obtained by a local newspaper in Brazil,
where he lived for years in hiding,
The daily Folha
de S. Paulo obtained 85 documents,
some in Mengele's handwriting, from the files of
Brazil's federal police, which investigated Mengele
after his death in 1979. They would not comment on
They reflect the racist convictions of the
infamous "Death Angel" of the Auschwitz
extermination camp. In a November 1972 letter,
Mengele says he hopes that racial mixing in Europe
is confined to "neighbouring countries" and that
the population of northern European nations "does
Mengele also praises the apartheid regime that
governed South Africa until 1994. "Apartheid is an
effective and unique way to prevent racial mixing,"
Mengele fled to Argentina in 1949. Ten years
later he moved to Paraguay, and then to the
interior of Brazil's Sao Paulo state in 1960. He
drowned, aged 66, in the coastal town of Bertioga.
DNA tests in 1992 proved his identity.
The Angel of
Death unrepentant to the end
SAO PAULO, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- THE
German doctor known as the Angel of Death for his
part in the murders of hundreds of thousands of
Jews during World War II was unrepentant to his
Josef Mengele, who fled the Third Reich
as it collapsed and finally settled in South
America, kept dairies that have only recently been
revealed, The Scotsman reported Monday
[November 22, 2004] .
The diary material and letters, found last month
at the federal police building in Sao Paulo, were
seized in 1985 from the home of the German couple
who hid Mengele, who died in 1979.
His personal writings reveal an absence of
remorse for his crimes against humanity, continued
support for Adolf Hitler's plans to create a
master race, and admiration for South Africa's
Of his own actions in "selecting" whether
victims at Auschwitz were to live and work, be
experimented upon, or sent to the gas chambers, he
wrote: "I gave life in
Auschwitz, I did not take it."
Mengele, the gifted son of a rich industrialist,
has been held responsible for the deaths of as many
as 400,000 people in the infamous Polish death
camp.Copyright 2004 by
United Press International.
note: Mengele's possessions have been
transferred to the Museum of the Academia
Nacional de Polícia in Brasília,
where they will be displayed to the public as
delegado da PF Wenderson Braz Gomes, who
has custody of the effects, stated. They will be
exhibited in a glass case next to the
possessions of Che Guevara.
Related documents on this website:
Man Walking: Wiesenthal and Mengele
of The Deschênes Report on the Wiesenthal
/ Mengele affair. Tabled on December 30,
1986, the report contained the results of the
Commission of Inquiry on [Nazi] War
Criminals [in Canada].
U.S. Doubted Gestapo
Chief Died (1999)
New Questions Arise on
Fate of Gestapo Chief