Children of the Flames: Dr. Josef Mengele and the Untold Story of the Twins of Auschwitz - Chapter 9, Brazilian Hideaway Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9, Brazilian Hideaway Summary and Analysis

In Brazilian Hideaway, almost twenty years after the war, Germany held the Frankfurt trials to bring to justice some of their war criminals. Mengele read about these trials in Brazil and found them hypocritical. At about this time, Mengele's family had arranged to buy a home for a couple named Stammer and have them keep Mengele as a house guest, watching over the aging, lonely man. During this time, Mengele wrote his memoirs, which would eventually turn into a fictional account of his own life. Mengele also wrote long letters to his friends and family, often including a code that only Mengele himself could understand. Many of the recipients of these letters complained that they could not understand what Mengele was attempting to say and asked him to send postcards instead. Eventually most of Mengele's correspondence would...

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