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The Nazi Psycho Doctor – Josef Mengele

You may have heard about the man we are going to talk about today in our other shows, but today we will give you the full rundown of
who he is. Have you ever heard about the Nazi T4 Euthanasia program, which more or less gave what it called “mercy death” to people not fit to work,
such as mentally ill people in asylums? Or what about the Rape of Nanking where as many as 200,000 to 300,000 unarmed Chinese civilians were killed by Japanese soldiers. It’s even reported that two Japanese officers had a killing contest, to see who could kill the most people in one day, but only using
a sword. It’s thought 20,000 women were raped, including children and the aged. These are some of the tragic moments in history perpetrated by monsters, but today we’ll focus on one brute alone, in this episode
of the infographics Show, Josef Mengele – The Nazi Psycho Doctor. Dr. Mengele, aka, “The Angel of Death”,
was born on March 16, 1911 in Günzburg, Bavaria, Germany. His dad had a company called “Firma Karl
Mengele & Söhne”. Josef had two younger brothers, Karl and Alois, but of his actual childhood, little is known. As he grew older he studied two disciplines at university. He took a degree in philosophy at the university of Munich, where it’s said he was heavily influenced by Alfred Rosenberg. It’s written that this mentor was one of
the main influences behind Nazi ideology, including theories of race superiority. Mengele also earned a degree in medicine at Goethe University in Frankfurt. Five years later he would finish his PhD in
physical anthropology. If you don’t know what that is, it’s mostly
concerned with how our bodies evolve, how we are physically different and what that
means, as well as understanding the biological base of human behavior. You’ll soon see how this relates to what
he did later in life when he became a somewhat devilish, experimental doctor. In 1937, he studied under Germany’s leading expert on twins, joining the ‘Institute for Hereditary Biology and Racial Hygiene.” He then joined the Nazi party and the SS,
and was drafted into the army and worked as a medical expert. He wasn’t always in the background, and
did see a lot of action on the Eastern Front. He was seriously wounded and so was sent to work at the “‘Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Anthropology, Human Genetics and Eugenics.” Prior to that though, he received the Iron
Cross First Class for rescuing two German soldiers from a burning tank. That same year he was sent to work at Auschwitz, and this is where he made his name as the angel of death. Part of his job at Auschwitz was to look at
those that were sent there and make the decision if they were fit to work or not. If they weren’t deemed good for work, they were sent for execution in the gas chamber. Those selected for the gas chamber were by
no means all disabled, they could be healthy children, the old, or even pregnant women. It’s said that many of those that worked
with him on these selection committees were highly disturbed and distressed by this horrific
job, but some reports say Mengele took great pleasure in looking up and down his new cast
of visitors. Some reports state that he would whistle songs
while making the decision. What he really was interested in, though,
was twins. And with all those people being led to the
camps he found quite a few of them. So, what exactly did his job entail besides
selecting people for the gas chamber. Well, he was also responsible for testing
the gas that killed people, which was a cyanide-based pesticide called Zyklon B. He would also work
on trying to find a cure for a gangrenous bacterial disease called Noma, which had hit
one of the camps. How did he do that? Well, not in the way you’d expect. He rounded up mostly affected kids and had
them killed, then he sent their body parts back to university labs for more research
to be conducted. He was also trying to find some way of helping
German soldiers not freeze to death on the battlefield. The elements were a killer for many men on
different sides, especially in Russia. So, Mengele froze prisoners at the camp just
to see what most bodies could take, and so working out what soldiers would be able to
stand. If they did die, he would use certain techniques
to try and bring the frozen prisoners back to life. These are his lesser known experiments, though. He is more infamous for his fascination with
eye color and other experiments based on genetics which according to reports were to “refine
the master race”. One of the things he did was to inject dye
into children’s eyes to change the eye color. It seems this was very painful and sometimes
made the children blind. They would often get killed anyway and Mengele
would collect their eyes. It seems the experiments were related to seeing
how generations passed on eye color, and as you know, the Germans favored blue eyes. He was very interested in the aberration when
twins have two different eye colors. According to one writer that later wrote about
this, “In June 1943 I went to the Gypsy camp in Birkenau. I saw a wooden table. On it were samples of eyes. They each had a number and a letter. The eyes were very pale yellow to bright blue,
green and violet.” There are numerous theories as to why he concentrated
so much on twins, but many experts believed it was related to improving the German race
by trying to create a way for German people to have more twins, preferably racially superior
twins. What’s so strange about this man is that
so many people in the camps seemed to like him, saying he was always smiling and very
charming. One survivor recounted, “Mengele was an
attractive man. A perennial little smile showed the gap between
his front teeth…. Whenever he spoke to me, he was very polite,
giving the impression that he was interested in me. It was hard to believe that his little smile
and courteous behavior were just a facade behind which he devised the most horrific
murderous schemes.” Sounds like he fits the description of a psychopath. Its said he made life much easier for his
young victims, giving kids a kind of kindergarten and feeding them well. They played more and even referred to this
monster as “Uncle Mengele”, only often later ending up being viciously experimented
on. For this he has since been labelled a very
cunning, unremorseful sadist. He’d often give his kids candy, but little
did they know what was in store for them. He’d also experiment on dwarfs and pregnant
women, performing surgeries without any kind of pain relief. They too were then sent to the gas chamber. Other accounts say he would remove limbs of
people without anesthesia, pull out teeth, transfuse blood from one twin one to another,
perform ad hoc sex change operations and see how well people dealt with total isolation
– measuring their madness. But his macabre piece de resistance was when
he tried to sew two twins together, thereby making them conjoined, a kind of Siamese twin
Frankenstein’s monster. We must remember that all these accounts come
from witnesses in the German army and survivors, at least according to The Guardian. It said there are no manuscripts of what he
did. As for that worst experiment, Eva Mozes Kor,
a twin herself, later recounted some horrors after she was rescued from the camp. She said the Gypsy twins had their blood vessels
and organs connected. They screamed in agony all night she said,
and then they died three days later from gangrene. Another survivor interviewed on TV many years
later said, “They were two of my pets, Tito and Nino. One of them was a hunchback. Two or three days later, an SS man brought
them back in a terrible state. They had been cut. The hunchback was sewn to the other child,
back to back, their wrists back to back too. There was the terrible smell of gangrene.” This seems to be the lowest point of all the
ordeals. After the war Mengele went on the run, even
working for a time as a farmhand. He ended up getting a visa under an alias
and escaping to Argentina. His wife didn’t want to go, so she left
him. He worked as a carpenter, but the Argentine
government has since said he also worked illegally as a doctor – especially performing abortions. He was talked about many times during the
Nuremberg trials, but most thought he must be dead. Nonetheless, this was one very wanted man,
and he became part of what became known as the Nazi hunt. Mossad spent years trying to track him down,
but did not succeed. He died in a swimming pool in Brazil in 1976
from a stroke. One thing we do know is that life got hard
for him, with The Guardian saying he lived in poverty most of the time. They know this because 86 letters were released
from a Sao Paulo police archive. He seems he never repented and remained a
racist, though did say that so many Jewish people were successful because they didn’t
interbreed much. In the letters he also says he feels no regret
about taking away “unworthy lives.” Mengele’s son, Ralph, always said he didn’t
agree with anything his father did, but did say he just couldn’t abandon him. He visited his dad in the 70s in Sao Paolo,
saying he was “a frightened, hounded creature, full of fear, depressed and thinking often
of suicide.” Now there’s some dark karma for you. So, what do you think about Mengele’s experiments? Let us know in the comments! Also, be sure to check out our other video
Worst Prison Experiments. Thanks for watching, and as always, please
don’t forget to like, share and subscribe. See you next time!


  1. Joseph Goebbels
    Joseph Goebbels August 4, 2019

    Read the book “I was doctor Mengele’s assistant” it is great

  2. Raul Mata
    Raul Mata August 5, 2019

    what happen to this guy in the new episodes

  3. AlluP
    AlluP August 6, 2019

    Slayer anyone? Am I the only one?

  4. DoggoDoge 3000
    DoggoDoge 3000 August 6, 2019

    0:50 that's 10 days before my flipping birthday!

  5. Golden Suga Kookie with Tae
    Golden Suga Kookie with Tae August 6, 2019

    Violet eyes!?

  6. Derek Frost
    Derek Frost August 7, 2019

    Japanese Monsters

  7. Nick B
    Nick B August 8, 2019

    This guy is crazy

  8. Furr
    Furr August 8, 2019

    So, Dr Zola is real

  9. VultureGaming
    VultureGaming August 8, 2019

    Richthofen much?

  10. Rey B
    Rey B August 8, 2019

    Sounds like one sic SOB> Dang!

  11. akebo92
    akebo92 August 8, 2019

    What’s crazy about is the Japanese side had someone who’d do similar things but we let him off the hook for his notes. No real justice made there

  12. Victoria Kunkel
    Victoria Kunkel August 9, 2019


  13. Bishal Siwakoti
    Bishal Siwakoti August 10, 2019


  14. Mohammad Muzamil Sayedali
    Mohammad Muzamil Sayedali August 10, 2019

    Nazis were and maybe are monsters today

  15. flexpool - the pirate
    flexpool - the pirate August 10, 2019

    guys, you don't need to see this. go watch someone positive

  16. The Daily Tea
    The Daily Tea August 10, 2019

    Their is a buzzfeed story about a pair of twins on YouTube

  17. Maja Karlsson
    Maja Karlsson August 10, 2019

    Lol the thumbnail

  18. Aarr Ridho
    Aarr Ridho August 11, 2019

    This guy is Huey Emmerich in real life

  19. tobco lol
    tobco lol August 11, 2019

    I think this doctor was the inspiration of dr. Zolo from Captain America the first avenger.
    (I have no idea)

  20. rard tard
    rard tard August 11, 2019

    Let's make this the most disliked comment

  21. kid child
    kid child August 12, 2019

    no no this can't be happening! 😢😢😢

  22. olrac john
    olrac john August 12, 2019

    Nanking is worst

  23. Benjamin Curry
    Benjamin Curry August 12, 2019

    4:02 Er ist wirklich ein Psyco. Gottverdammt!

  24. Nick Panagakis
    Nick Panagakis August 12, 2019

    "He ended up performing abortions" Old habits die hard

  25. ADAM_LORD 1234
    ADAM_LORD 1234 August 12, 2019

    So he kills all this people and becomes feared to then just drown in a swimming pool

  26. ZVPA
    ZVPA August 13, 2019

    Who is know about doctor Shiro Ishii

  27. Samuel Bekele
    Samuel Bekele August 13, 2019

    What happened to this speaker 😢

  28. Mashallah Ehsany
    Mashallah Ehsany August 13, 2019

    Jemand aus Deutschland? :'D

  29. Danforth Paleontologist
    Danforth Paleontologist August 13, 2019

    What a waste of absolute genius.

  30. Joseph L
    Joseph L August 14, 2019

    Cool bro. Joseph Mengele.

  31. Oscar Oziouls
    Oscar Oziouls August 14, 2019

    I don't understand why people talk about karma when someone who did horrible things died in pain: is it because of karma that people were killed by Mengele ? Did they deserve to die too ?

  32. Den gode døden
    Den gode døden August 14, 2019

    Experiments on twins The human centipede movie was inspired from him

  33. # ggwp
    # ggwp August 14, 2019


  34. Questionable Gaming
    Questionable Gaming August 15, 2019

    0:30 infographics, it is Nanjing, not Nanking

  35. The Omniscient
    The Omniscient August 15, 2019

    Oh so medic from TF2?

  36. Mateo's 2020 Politics
    Mateo's 2020 Politics August 15, 2019

    He would make a great movie villain.

  37. luis avitia
    luis avitia August 15, 2019

    I'm sorry but the angel of death is such a great Nick name

  38. Syn Hellbound
    Syn Hellbound August 16, 2019

    Truly I hope this man was brutally mutilated

  39. Anubis0006 1
    Anubis0006 1 August 16, 2019

    Hanz,get ze Flammenwerfer…wir have to melt einen doktor

  40. pixel26
    pixel26 August 17, 2019

    My best friend had to change his last name becasue he is Josef's great nephew lol

  41. Terrence McLain
    Terrence McLain August 18, 2019

    Nofx – The Brews (represent)

  42. Supreme Anime King
    Supreme Anime King August 18, 2019


  43. Camylle White
    Camylle White August 18, 2019

    I watched a video of one of his victims talking about her experience with his experiments on her and her twin sister

  44. tanya thorpe
    tanya thorpe August 19, 2019

    Frick Nazis

  45. Big Zed
    Big Zed August 19, 2019

    Mengele's experiments were like a caveman's tools. The idea of creating a perfect human being with 0 flaws is impossible. Why? Because what makes a human being is not the body, but it's mind.

  46. Elizabeth Lefebvre
    Elizabeth Lefebvre August 20, 2019

    I’m a triple and me and my siblings all have blonde hair and blue eyes I wonder what he would have done if anything to us because they only talk about twins

  47. miinangii
    miinangii August 20, 2019

    is scary because i’m a twin

    ICE FLAME August 20, 2019

    I can't imagine the fear they were going through R.I.P

  49. Tanner Tice
    Tanner Tice August 20, 2019


  50. Commando303X
    Commando303X August 20, 2019

    6:42 "They were two of my pets"…?

  51. Loifia
    Loifia August 21, 2019

    Sounds like a nice guy

  52. Peter Shaw
    Peter Shaw August 22, 2019

    Some of Mengeles victims survived but under the 'women's right to choose about their bodies'
    abortion bill being debated before NSW Parliament Australia with a late term abortion provision, the baby can be aborted one day before birth or allowed to die
    after birth if the abortion attempt had failed the day before.

    KELAN FENTERS August 22, 2019

    Sewing people together that's messed up

  54. Logan Anderson
    Logan Anderson August 22, 2019

    He sounds dardy JK JK

  55. assassinate evil now
    assassinate evil now August 22, 2019

    US n Israel di the same

  56. Savage ____________
    Savage ____________ August 23, 2019

    Crazy Nazis

  57. Go Commit Neck Crack Bone
    Go Commit Neck Crack Bone August 24, 2019

    This guy is my idol

  58. Umut Arayıcı
    Umut Arayıcı August 24, 2019

    T O T A L L I E

  59. Gamer's Choice HARDCORE
    Gamer's Choice HARDCORE August 24, 2019

    This is happening in China.

  60. Colleen Schiller
    Colleen Schiller August 26, 2019

    He’s like the medic from tf2

  61. JB Reacts
    JB Reacts August 27, 2019

    This scares me when I hear about this stuff but interesting

  62. Jamal Young
    Jamal Young August 27, 2019

    Yes yes yes i been look for this there a book on this dude

  63. not_thurman
    not_thurman August 28, 2019

    You got to go see your dad and get your stuff ready

  64. not_thurman
    not_thurman August 28, 2019

    I did not know that she was going to get to the school

  65. The Waffle
    The Waffle August 28, 2019

    infamous, butcher, ANGEL OF DEATH

  66. Josef Mengele
    Josef Mengele August 28, 2019

    Lova ya great grandpa

  67. Brahmana Bhava
    Brahmana Bhava August 29, 2019

    Manic Monster with many faces!! Trying to create the Children of Frankenstein by relentless experimenting on the less fortunate and innocent Children! His death happened to fast for Me! What a Demon in Disguise!!

  68. Abdul Alvi
    Abdul Alvi August 29, 2019

    Guys funny thing when someone ask japness who is ur enemy they say Chinese… Lol….

  69. VirusVariola Vera
    VirusVariola Vera August 29, 2019

    Hero. Modern medicine is because of Him. Requiescat in pace.

  70. Amy Tinch
    Amy Tinch August 29, 2019

    can we please stop using this guy to narrate these kinds of videos?? he sounds waaaay too happy about what he’s talking about

  71. Why Not
    Why Not August 30, 2019

    He tested on twins, becouse they are identical, he could “change” one of them, by injecting them with a desease, and then cut them both open to compare what exactly changed

  72. Druncle
    Druncle August 31, 2019

    so is that how medic lost his license?

  73. Bill Blass
    Bill Blass September 2, 2019

    so who was worse, Mengele or Ishii?

  74. g sierra91
    g sierra91 September 2, 2019

    I’ve heard of him.. because it seems every single survivor of the atrocity seems to have come in contact with or experimented on by mengele.. how is this possible? I know this question is rude/insensitive but I just can’t hold it back..

  75. Bryson Lyons
    Bryson Lyons September 3, 2019

    she should have been cut

    in the mouth my tortilla chips

  76. Lovey-dovey Gacha
    Lovey-dovey Gacha September 3, 2019

    0:18 Wow. Wow.

  77. joir thealien
    joir thealien September 4, 2019

    eats an apple

  78. pk424n5egkz
    pk424n5egkz September 4, 2019

    i feel like him when i play operation and idk why

  79. Nat ural
    Nat ural September 4, 2019

    He doesn’t deserve the title

  80. Issac Bueno
    Issac Bueno September 5, 2019

    I was under the impression that the US took the research of the nazis and Japanese….maybe I'm wrong

  81. BAN IT
    BAN IT September 6, 2019

    There is no evidence for any of this

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  83. Raphael de Moraes Fontella
    Raphael de Moraes Fontella September 7, 2019

    Ahh. Dr. Mengeli.
    Strange fella in the neightbourhood…

  84. Raphael de Moraes Fontella
    Raphael de Moraes Fontella September 7, 2019

    There was a unit in the japanese forces too. I forgot the number, but they did things like that too.
    And fun fact.
    Almost no one got to a tribunal for what they done.
    Some even got sucessfull on the market like making freezers and other things.

  85. gavin williams
    gavin williams September 8, 2019

    You should do one of these for Central State Hospital in Milledgeville GA used to be the biggest mental institution in the world some crazy things happened in there man

  86. infinite blaze
    infinite blaze September 8, 2019

    This guy is horrifying person

  87. jochar32
    jochar32 September 8, 2019

    He was just trying to awaken his Mangekyo Sharningan

  88. Mike Drölf
    Mike Drölf September 9, 2019

    What's the problem? The man just did what the Japanese do nowdays. He just conducted experiements to enhance life. Genetic research 80+ years before it was cool.

  89. Bryn Stuart Jones
    Bryn Stuart Jones September 9, 2019

    The Vatican helped him escape

  90. 『MaríaSol』
    『MaríaSol』 September 9, 2019

    Whew at least I wasn't born that time

    Because he escaped to Argentina I could have seen him (I'm Argentine)

  91. William Morgan
    William Morgan September 9, 2019

    Did the prisoners who liked him have Stockholm syndrome

  92. SPakos SP
    SPakos SP September 9, 2019

    "There is no proof for this, only testimonies of people that have something to gain from it."
    Sure bro, I trust you.

  93. Charles Holt
    Charles Holt September 10, 2019

    Believe it or not a lot of advances in the medical field is thanks to that time.

  94. Charles Holt
    Charles Holt September 10, 2019

    Most modern advances did.

  95. TheDiamondOre
    TheDiamondOre September 10, 2019

    Thanos was like him in a comic where it shows his childhood I think

  96. R_yan
    R_yan September 10, 2019

    So he was an unethical scientist

  97. woodyfive0
    woodyfive0 September 10, 2019

    The Angel 👼 of Death 💀

    Slayer wrote a song about this guy

  98. Nejc Sribar
    Nejc Sribar September 11, 2019

    Oh so thats where oda got inspiration for caesar clown

  99. Gabriel Kellar
    Gabriel Kellar September 11, 2019

    Why are all serial killers called the angel of death

  100. Steven Dasalla
    Steven Dasalla September 12, 2019

    Is mengele dead

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