So called KZ camp doctors, especially the notorious Josef
Mengele, would torture Jewish children, Gypsy children and
many others. "Patients" were put into pressure chambers,
tested with drugs, castrated, frozen to death, and exposed to
various other traumas.
At Auschwitz Mengele did a number of twin studies, and these
twins were usually murdered after the experiment was over and
their bodies dissected. He supervised an operation by which
two Gypsy children were sewn together to create Siamses twins.
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.The full extent of his gruesome work will never
be known because the records he sent to Dr. Von Verschuer at
the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute were shipped out in two truckloads
and destroyed by the latter.
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. It was located next to the
Josef Mengele hid in South America after the war and he
divorced Irene Mengele. In 1958, Mengele married his brother
Karl's widow, Martha, and later she and her son moved to
Argentina to join Mengele. Mengele's life had now established
itself into the comfortable and secure routine of a family man in
a 9-to-5 job with good prospects.
Despite international efforts to track him down, he was never
apprehended and lived for 35 years hiding under various aliases. He lived in Paraguay and Brazil until his death in 1979.
One afternoon, living in Brazil, he went for a swim. While in the
ocean he suffered a massive stroke and began to drown. By
the time he was dragged to shore, he was dead.