Doctor Josef Mengele selected thousands for the gas chambers on the platform of the train station at the Auschwitz death camp. The survivors called him the Angel of Death. He was brilliant, urbane and charming, and he performed vivisection on the prisoners he spared from the Zyklon B. Then he spent forty years being hunted.
Although at one time he was in the hands of the U. S. Army, Mengele was never charged with war crimes. He moved about with the help of dozens of people, sometime unwittingly, though often knowing full well who he was. He evaded scores of professional Nazi hunters and spies for forty years even though his wife’s name was in the Buenos Aires phone book. The stories told about him by the Simon Wiesenthal and the other pursuers grew in proportion to the years that they searched for him as did his fear and sense of isolation as well as the price on his head.
Now, read the facts and the fantasies surrounding the Angel of Death in South America.
I began collecting material on Mengele in 1985 when his grave was discovered in Brazil. The circus surrounding his exhumation and the flood of information suddenly flowing from the people who harbored him was surreal. Since then much has been revealed about how he passed his time in hiding virtually under the noses of those who wanted so badly to hang him.
Face of the Angel is a fictionalized version of the truth that retains the more bizarre rumors of his life in South America that have been discounted by at least some of the researchers. It is, after all, a story, one that I hope you will find both informative and entertaining.
Targeted Age Group: 16+
Scott Skipper writes from the seclusion of his home in the foothills of Southern California where he can make cynical observations of the modern world without having to get too close to it. His satirical stories span a broad spectrum of interests. He has written about some colorful ancestors, a paranoid Nazi doctor, he has rewritten the history of the United States and México, conspired to solve all of the problems that bedevil the Golden State of California and recently revealed the terrible secret of the Roswell incident.
Skipper’s other interests include genealogy, reading, collecting wildlife photos and travel. He has traveled extensively in Latin America and is passionately interested in pre-Columbian cultures. He is never more contented, however, than when he is perched on his hilltop with a wonderful wife, some silly dogs and the local fauna.
Follow the author on social media:
Learn more about the writer. Visit the Author’s Website
Facebook Fan Page