Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Nazi 'Angel of Death' Mengele's diaries sold

    Josef Mengele fled to South America in 1953
    Josef Mengele fled to South America in 1953

    An Orthodox Jewish man has paid more than £150,000 for the diaries of a man held responsible for murdering and maiming thousands of people during the Holocaust.

    The 31 notebooks are an account of Josef Menegle's life after the Holocaust in South America. Known as the Angel of Death, Mengele carried out grotesque and often lethal "research" experiments on concentration camp inmates, including twins and children.

    Despite controversy over the sale, the 3,400 hand-written pages were put up for auction on Thursday in Stamford, Connecticut.

    The buyer, who paid less than the amount the diaries were expected to go for, has not been identified but is understood to be a collector of Holocaust-era memorabilia.

    The diaries cover the period between 1960 and 1975, after Mengele fled post-war Germany – where he had been posing as a farm labourer - for South America in 1953.

    Although he was put on trial for war crimes in 1985, Mengele was not present in court and some months later a body was exhumed in a Brazilian town near Sao Paulo. It was later confirmed as that of the Nazi doctor and it emerged he had died of drowning in 1979.

    The sale of the diaries was condemned as distasteful and crude by Holocaust survivors and academics.

World

Trump to crackdown on Iran and its "terrorist minions", says Pence

JC Reporter

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Trump to crackdown on Iran and its "terrorist minions", says Pence
World

'Jews should pay for their own security' say Swiss

Daniel Sugarman

Sunday, December 4, 2016

'Jews should pay for their own security' say Swiss
World

Australian abuse report

Henry Benjamin

Australian abuse report
World

Jewish groups angered at Trump HMD message

Daniel Sugarman

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Jewish groups angered at Trump HMD message
World

It's Chanucah Song time!

Michael Moran

Thursday, December 1, 2016

It's Chanucah Song time!
World

Trump picks ex-Goldman Sachs banker as Treasury...

JC Reporter

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Trump picks ex-Goldman Sachs banker as Treasury...
World

Netanyahu invited to meet Abbas in Paris

Rosa Doherty

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Netanyahu invited to meet Abbas in Paris
World

Will the Austrian election make Norbert Hofer E...

Sonia Zhuravlyova

Will the Austrian election make Norbert Hofer E...
World

'Neo-Nazi codes' appear in German supermarket a...

Toby Axelrod

Thursday, December 1, 2016

'Neo-Nazi codes' appear in German supermarket a...