Portions of Dr. Mengele's Journal To Be Auctioned Off

By Ofer Aderet (Haaretz)

Published July 17, 2011.
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More than 4,000 pages of journal entries and other material written by Dr. Josef Mengele are to go under the hammer Thursday at an American auction house.

Some 33 years after the Nazi war criminal known as “the angel of death of Auschwitz” drowned in South America, where he fled after World War II, 31 documents signed by Mengele and some 4,000 pages of diary entries as well as paintings and drawings he made, will be sold to the highest bidder.

The material, dated from 1960 to 1975 when Mengele was living in Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil, includes autobiographical details, stories, poetry, philosophical musings, transcriptions of conversations he had, and political and historical remarks. The material is expected to be sold for between $300,000 to $400,000.

The buyer will also be entitled to the copyright, which can them be sold to a publishing house, a documentary film production company, or for any other project.

Read more at haaretz.com


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