Twins undergoing his experiments didn't know what the objectives were.
It is known that he had a special pathology lab where he performed autopsies on twins who had died from experiments. Any remaining notes Mengele carried with him on his escape to South America and those were never found.
As a blanket punishment, he then sent to the gas all people from that transport who had previously been selected for work, with the comment: "Away with this shit!
" (Robert Jay Lifton, The Nazi Doctors.)There were moments when his death mask gave way to a more animated expression, when Mengele came alive.
"Patients" were put into pressure chambers, tested with drugs, castrated, frozen to death, and exposed to various other traumas. Josef Mengele was born on March 16, 1911, the eldest of three sons of Karl and Walburga Mengele.
Josef was refined, intelligent and popular in his town.Mengele injected chemicals into the eyes of children in an attempt to change their eye color.Unfortunately a strict veil of secrecy over the experiments enabled Mengele to do his work more effectively.He then proceeded to inject chloroform into their hearts, killing them instantaneously.Mengele then began dissecting and meticulously noting each and every piece of the twins' bodies.Since many had immediately been separated from their families upon entering the camp, Mengele became a sort of father figure.Still a tension existed, that at any time they could be killed if they did not keep a low profile.He made injections with lethal germs, sex change operations, the removal of organs and limbs, incestuous impregnations.chronicles the notorious medical experimental activities of Josef Mengele on approximately three thousand twins who passed through the Auschwitz death camp during WWII until its liberation at the end of the war.Only a few of the three thousand twins survived and now fifty years later they have told their story of how they were given special privileges in Auschwitz due to Mengeles interest in twins and how as a result they have suffered during the past fifty years as the children who survived the still unknown and unexplained medical experiments and injections which they were subjected to at the hands of Josef Mengele. They had taken away my father, my mother, my two older brothers - and now, my twin ..."The twins, Bernard and Simon Zajdner, born Dec.Polished boots slightly apart, his thumb resting on his pistol belt, he surveyed his prey with those dead gimlet eyes. Four hundred thousand souls - babies, small children, young girls, mothers, fathers, and grandparents - are said to have been casually waved to the lefthand side with a flick of the cane clasped in a gloved hand.In another case in which a mother did not want to be separated from her thirteen-year-old daughter, and bit and scratched the face of the SS man who tried to force her to her assigned line, Mengele drew his gun and shot both the woman and the child.