|Nickname||Angel of Death (German: Todesengel)|
|Born||March 16, 1911
Günzburg, Kingdom of Bavaria
|Died||February 7, 1979 (aged 67)
Bertioga, São Paulo, Brazil
|Years of service||1938—1945|
|Rank||Hauptsturmführer, SS (Captain)|
|Commands held||Human medical experimentation performed on prisoners at Auschwitz concentration camp, and selection of prisoners to be gassed at Auschwitz|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Iron Cross First Class
Black Badge for the Wounded
Medal for the Care of the German People
Dr Josef Mengele (March 16, 1911 – February 7, 1979), was a German SS officer and a physician in the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz. He did medical experiments with the people in the camps. Many people died as a consequence of these experiments. The experiments included freezing someone, or placing them under heat lamps.
Mengele was also known for his studies and fascination with twins. Mengele was known as the Angel of Death. After the war, he first hid in Germany, then escaped and lived in South America, until he drowned in Brazil.