Are people really born good or bad? In the book City of Glass by Cassandra Clare, she once said “People are not born good or bad. Maybe theyre born with tendencies either way, but it is the way you live your life that matters.” This quote is an example of Josef Mengele. While part of the Nazi Genocide, Josef Mengele, a doctor, committed some of the worst war crimes in history.
To understand why Josef Mengele committed these crimes as an individual understand his background first. Josef was the eldest of three sons. His mother was Walburga Mengele, and his father was Karl Mengele. As a child his dad owned a local plant that made farming equipment. his mom was feared by everyone and had a ...view middle of the document...
Diseases including typhoid and tuberculosis would purposely be given to one twin and not the other one. When one died the other one was often killed to examine and compare the effects of the disease. Many surgeries done without anesthesia including organ removal and amputations. (2)
Twins were treated decent in most places. They got to play games, and have fun. In Auschwitz they had fun until the trucks came to take them to experimenting then they had to do as told. Each morning they were required to wake up at 6 A.M. they were required to report for roll call in front of their barracks no matter the weather. (6) After roll call they ate a small breakfast. They were given a special status the twins lived in their own barracks. They were separated by sex. They got an extra ration of food once or twice a week. They were also given the medical care denied to tens of thousands of others. (10)
He did not start experimenting on twins for a specific reason it was solely for mengele's pleasure. (3) They were also trying to find a way for more woman to have twins therefor it would help them achieve the goal of multiplying the population of germans. (7)
“Angel of death” as they called him, after creating the school Dr. Mengele created an “experimental laboratory.” He experimented on about 1500 sets of twins between 1943 and 1944. These twins were required to participate. These experiments typically always ended with the result of death. (5)
When they were done with the experiments the twins were normally killed. They were put into crematories. These twins were killed at Dr. Mengele's orders or by Dr. Mengele...