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30/05/1943 Josef Mengele becomes chief medical officer at Auschwitz

Mengele applied to transfer to the concentration camp service. His application was accepted and he was posted to Auschwitz, where he was appointed by SS-Standortarzt Eduard Wirths, chief medical officer at Auschwitz, to the position of chief physician of the Zigeunerfamilienlager at Birkenau, a subcamp located on the main Auschwitz complex.


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  • Early life and education 

  • Military service 

  • Auschwitz 

  • After Auschwitz 

  • In South America 

  • Exhumation 

  • Legacy