David G. Marwell, Author
Alexandra Zapruder, Moderator
Stuart E. Eizenstat, Host
Perhaps the most notorious war criminal of all time, Josef Mengele was the embodiment of bloodless efficiency and passionate devotion to Nazism. His story is the subject of "Mengele: Unmasking the 'Angel of Death,'” a definitive new biography by former Director of the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, David G. Marwell, who was tasked with uncovering Mengele’s fate while he worked at the US Justice Department in the 1980s.
Marwell’s book describes Mengele’s training and early promise as a scientist; his wartime service in combat and at Auschwitz; and his postwar refuge in Germany and South America. It chronicles the international search for Mengele in 1985 that ended in a cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and the dogged forensic investigation that eventually confirmed his death.
Join The Defiant Requiem Foundation for a program exploring Mengele’s story. Marwell, a Foundation Board Member, will be in conversation with Director of Education, Alexandra Zapruder, herself the author of "Salvaged Pages: Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust" and "Twenty-Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film."