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  • Dr. Josef Mengele’s Personally Owned And Signed Medical Book From Auschwitz Concentration Camp Certified

    SOLD Dr. Josef Mengele's Personal Signed Medical Book From Auschwitz Concentration Camp Certified. EXTREMELY RARE medical book signed and used by SS Doctor Josef Mengele at the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. This 1936 published hardcover book once stood in the medical library of one of the most horrible places in history:  the medical research facilities at KL Auschwitz II (KL = Konzentrationslager or concentration camp). This was where ‘Dr.’ Josef Mengele reigned. Mengele often inspected and selected new arrivals at Auschwitz, determining who was fit for work and who was to be killed immediately. He always searched for twins and people with abnormities such as dwarfs for his experiments on humans. Mengele's experiments included attempts to change eye color by injecting chemicals into children's eyes, various amputations of limbs, and other surgeries but his favorite were experiments on twin children. After an experiment was over, the twins were usually killed and their bodies dissected. This book,  (a book on dental and jaw surgery), was published in 1936 and is not only signed by Mengele on the inner front cover but also bears a stamp ‘K.L. Auschwitz’ as well as another stamp attesting that this book was owned by the Lagerarzt (Camp Doctor) of Auschwitz II and yet another stamp from the  ‘Kaiser Wilhelm Institut fuer Anthropologie und menschliche Erblehre’. In 1943, Mengele returned to Germany and began work at that institute. In April of 1943 he was promoted to SS Captain and soon after he was transferred to Auschwitz concentration camp. Mengele and other members of the medical staff of the camp were responsible for ‘selections’ of prisoners, determining who would be kept alive for slave labor, who would get killed immediately and who would be suitable for horrible experiments. Mengele, with his mentor Otmar von Verschuer, performed lethal and agonizing yet under the Nazis legitimate experiments using twins as test subjects, preferably using Jewish and Gypsy children for tests. Mengele sent all the results of his experiments to Dr. von Verschuer at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute and it took two trucks to carry all his 'findings'. Verschuer destroyed them and so the full extent of what Mengele did at Auschwitz will never be known. This book was part of a small collection of Mengele owned books that he used while at Auschwitz that Otmar von Verschuer kept and took home after the war. When he died his family found them and sold them to a Jewish doctor in New York who was collecting camp related material. This doctor died in 1990 and we were able to obtain this Mengele signed book. It does not fit in with our Museum scope and we hope it will go to a proper place from historical preservation such as a holocaust museum. This is one of the most most historically  sensitive artifacts we have offered.   100% Guaranteed to be authentic  in excellent condition. Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. The Gettysburg Museum of History does not support or condone Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party and is only offering this as a historic relic. Please see our other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.