Mengele: Unmasking the Angel of Death

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W. W. Norton & Company
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6.3 X 9.1 X 1.8 inches | 1.65 pounds

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About the Author
David G. Marwell, former director of the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, is a historian who has served and led a number of government and nonprofit institutions. He lives in University Park, Maryland, with his wife, Judith.
Marwell's lucid and legend-busting account of Josef Mengele's life and deeds--and of the intricate and elaborate detective work required to find and conclusively identify him--is both absorbing and authoritative.--Peter Hayes, author of Why? Explaining the Holocaust
A fresh perspective on the notorious Auschwitz doctor, from his infamous experiments to the decades-long postwar search for him. Never losing sight of Mengele's monstrous activities, Marwell tackles common myths (Why was Mengele really interested in twins? And why his fascination with eye color?) and, chillingly, traces the underlying links between his 'research' and respected scientific institutions. Further: as an Office of Special Investigations historian committed to tracking down this elusive mass murderer, Marwell brings special insight and a wealth of detail to his riveting discovery tale.--Debórah Dwork, author of Flight from the Reich: Refugee Jews, 1933-1946
This is a book that only David Marwell could write after half a lifetime of studying and pursuing Josef Mengele. Marwell does more than portray the man, he details his multiple escapes, identities, and careers, the thirty-four-year search for his capture, the political intrigues and rivalries between countries, Nazi hunters, and intelligence agencies that led to Mengele's grave. A fascinating story of great importance.--Michael Berenbaum, former director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Holocaust Research Institute
David Marwell is a credible and authoritative voice on Josef Mengele and his role in the Holocaust. Marwell's biography of Mengele offers a compelling depiction of Mengele as a man, as a monster, and as a symbol of the Nazi experiment of remaking the world. Anyone wanting to understand the perverse mentality of hate that lay at the center of Nazism needs to read this book.--Abraham F. Foxman, director of the Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism at the Museum of Jewish Heritage and national director emeritus of the Anti-Defamation League
Gripping....sober and meticulous.--David Margolick
Compelling....At once a compact biography of the notorious war criminal, a detailed account of Mengele's flight to South America, and an absorbing narrative of the quest to bring him to justice.--Patricia Heberer Rice
Authoritative....Marwell's account is an adventure in pathology and criminology.--Robert Siegel