Holocaust Museum Houston: In Conversation with David Marwell, author of 'Mengele: Unmasking the Angel of Death'
|Date||Thu, Oct 29, 6:30pm - 8:00pm|
As chief of investigative research at the Justice Department’s Office
of Special Investigations in the 1980s, David G. Marwell worked on the
Mengele case, interviewing his victims, visiting the scenes of his
crimes, and ultimately holding his bones in his hand. Marwell examines
in scrupulous detail Mengele’s life and career. He chronicles Mengele’s
university studies, which led to two PhDs and a promising career as a
scientist; his wartime service both in frontline combat and at
Auschwitz, where his “selections” sent innumerable innocents to their
deaths and his ”scientific” pursuits―including his studies of twins and
eye color―traumatized or killed countless more; and his postwar flight
from Europe and refuge in South America.
David G. Marwell is an American historian and the former director of the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City.
Admission is free, but pre-registration is required. Donations are welcomed.
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