|Nickname||Angel of Death (German: Todesengel),White Angel (German : Der Wießerengel or Wießerengel),Wolfgang Gerhard (Burial Name)|
|Born||March 16, 1911|
Günzburg, Kingdom of Bavaria,Germany
|Died||February 7, 1979 (aged 67)|
Bertioga, São Paulo, Brazil
|Allegiance||Nazi Germany (1938-1945)|
|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
Josef Mengele or Doctor Josef Mengele (March 16, 1911 – February 7, 1979) was a German Nazi SS officer and a physician in the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz he worked at Auschwitz with Rudolf Höss the Nazi Commandant Of Auschwitz who is not to be confused with Rudolf Hess/Rudolf Heß the Nazi Party Offical and Deputy Führer of the NSDAP (who flew to Scotland on 10 May 1941 and committed suicide in 1987)
During the first years of World War II Mengele served as a medical officer in the Waffen-SS. After being wounded and recovered in 1942, he went working at the Race and Resettlement Office in Berlin. In 1943 he volunteered for concentration camp Auschwitz.
Mengele wrote a thesis, which he finished in 1936. His advisor was Theodor Mollison. His assumption was that is was possible to determine the race of a human being by looking at the jawbone. He wrote another thesis, in a related area in 1938. In 1960 and 1961, his title was revoked, because of the crimes he had committed in Auschwitz.