Monday, November 22, 2004

Mengele papers discovered

This is astonishing. A Brazilian paper has published a series of previously unknown letters and diaries by the Nazi Angel of Death, Joseph Mengele, which were found last month in a police store-room in São Paulo. The 85 documents show that although he felt 'alone' and 'abandoned,' he was unrepentant -- and in denial -- to the end ("I gave life in Auschwitz, I did not take it"), admired South Africa's apartheid, and in an act of sheer chutzpah, actually found time to criticize Israel for its treatment of the Palestinians -- in 1969.
The papers and other items will be transferred to the National Police Academy in Brasilia, where they will be open to public examination.

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