Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele, Auschwitz’s ‘Angel of Death,’ was known for his grotesque medical experiments on camp prisoners. From 1940 until his 1979 death by drowning in Brasil, he kept a series of journals numbering more than 3,000 pages. Alexander Historic Auctions of Stamford, Connecticut will auction these journals, as well as Mengele’s letters, short stories and poetry on July 21, when they’re expected to bring $300,000-$400,000.
Update: The journals sold for “just under” $300,000. The sale provoked criticism from Holocaust survivors who objected to the seller–and auction house–profiting from the works of a mass murderer.
Mengele’s first job at Auschwitz was to select which arriving prisoners were fit to work, and which ones would be gassed. In time, he progressed to his notorious medical experiments in his quest to clone the Aryan ‘super race.” After the war, he fled to South America, where friends protected his anonymity. The auction house did not reveal how Megele’s papers became available, or who will benefit from their sale.
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Nazi Angel of Death Josef Mengeles Journals