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Virtual Book & Author: “Mengele: Unmasking the ‘Angel of Death'”

August 19, 2021 | 6:30pm CST


As chief of investigative research at the Justice Department’s Office of Special Investigations in the 1980s, David G. Marwell worked on the Mengele case, interviewing Mengele’s victims, visiting the scenes of his crimes, and ultimately holding his bones in his hands. Drawing on his own experience as well as new scholarship and sources, Marwell, in his book, MENGELE: Unmasking the “Angel of Death,” examines in scrupulous detail Mengele’s life and career, including his elite education (which brought him two doctorates), his wartime activities on the front lines and at Auschwitz, his escape to South America after the war, and finally the international search for him in 1985, which ended in a cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Join us for an in-depth presentation of this riveting story of science without limits, escape without freedom, and resolution without justice. The program will include a Q&A with Dr. David Marwell as he addresses several themes of the book, myths of Mengele, and unheard stories.

Community Partners:  Chicago-Kent Center for National Security and Human Rights Law; Decalogue Society of Lawyers; Nancy and David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center

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