Children of the Flames: Dr. Josef Mengele and the Untold Story of the Twins of Auschwitz Setting & Symbolism

Lucette Matalon Lagnado
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Mengele's Notes

Mengele wrote copious notes on his experiments at Auschwitz. Frightened the Russians would take the notes and benefit from them, Mengele sent them to his mentor, Verschuer, to guarantee their safety. However, Verschuer destroyed the notes to secure his position at the University of Frankfurt and to distance himself from the Nazi party.

Letters to Rolf

During his exile in Argentina, Mengele wrote many letters to his son Rolf, signing them all Uncle Fritz.

Mengele's Novel

Mengele wrote a fictional novel later in life that was a thinly disguised retelling of his life after the war.

Argentine Passport

Mengele obtained an Argentine passport in his real name several years after living in exile. The photo from this passport is the only known photograph of Mengele the authorities are later able to use to track him down.

North King

North King was the name of the ship...

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