"Brave And Tragic: A Story Of Being One Of The Mengele Twins In The Holocaust"
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At around 8 minutes into this cringeworthy testimony, Eva Kor begins telling her story about meeting with SS Dr. Hans Münch in 1995 and ceremonially signing a document where he 'confesses' to having directly witnessed the gassing of many.
What is left out is the fact that Münch was suffering from Alzheimers and dementia in his old age. In an interview just three years after the ceremonial 'confession' given to Eva Kor, Münch was determined to be senile to the point of being unaccountable for his own behaviors:
https://translate.google.com/translate? ... pel_377536The court found, expert reports in support, that the former Nazi was spoiled. He reads the newspaper upside down, does not know the number of his children, suffers from Alzheimer's dementia at the middle stage. Believing that his mental troubles have abolished his judgment, justice has declared him criminally irresponsible.
(first referenced by JLAD, translation from French)
https://www.warhistoryonline.com/instan ... or-ss.htmlIn old age Münch suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. At this time, he made several public statements in support of the ideology of Nazism. He was tried to be held accountable for such statements, but no court passed a final verdict given the fact that he was not in his right mind. Despite this, he was nevertheless convicted in absentia in France for inciting racial hatred against the gypsies.
In 2000, due to progressive dementia, the prosecution of Münch was discontinued.
Earlier, in post-war trials, Münch had avoided more serious legal persecution by maintaining that while he did witness supreme evil and exterminations, he did not partake in them (for those who aren't aware, this stance often served as the only reliable legal defense for SS personnel in avoiding execution, at worst, or a harsh prison sentence, at best). Furthermore, Münch claims that while he was conducting experiments, he tried to save many Jewish lives while doing so...
Because of this, he became known as 'the good doctor' and similar praises--a reputation which carried with him long after the war. And with such benefits rewarding dishonesty, it is not uncommon for some to take what they can and run with it, as is the case with many "survivors" of all sorts:
Stolen Valor: Holocaust Survivors, Vietnam Veterans
As for Eva Kor, after settling down in Israel with her husband who was also a Holocaust survivor, she founded Children of Auschwitz Nazi Deadly Lab Experiments Survivors (CANDLES) in 1984 and has been touring the globe ever since to tell her tales of encounters with Dr. Mengele, and of her twin sister (Miriam, now deceased) who, in 1960, was pregnant with her first child and noticed she was having symptoms of kidney infection. It wasn't until three years later at her second pregnancy, in 1963, that Miriam finally decided to see a doctor in Israel about this issue. The doctor noticed she had very small kidneys. But rather than presume this was due to atrophic kidneys (see below, a rather common effect of advanced kidney disease), the doctor and/or Eva have claimed that Miriam's kidneys actually stopped growing due to Nazi experimentation. Eva has since told this tale of mini-kidneys induced by mad Nazi scientist dungeon experiments to millions around the world. I wonder if she has ever been challenged on it...?
"What Is Atrophic Kidney and How Is It Treated?"