Drawing by Mengele. 'Could be of interest to neo-Nazis'
Published: 07.24.11, 08:49 / Israel Jewish Scene
[b]US auction house's sale of manuscripts written by Nazi doctor for $300,000 draws criticism from leader of Holocaust survivors, who says business profiting off sale of one of worst mass murderers in history. Buyer asks to remain anonymous (...)
Rosensaft thinks the consignor got the journals from Mengele's family. He said the journals should have been given to a historical archive for scholars.(...)
Rosensaft said Mengele "selected" his aunt for the gas chambers in 1944, and many other relatives were killed in the Holocaust. He said his mother, who survived, saw Mengele knock a young woman to the ground, put a boot on her chest and hum a song while keeping his foot in place until she died.(...)
Mengele was one of the most wanted Nazi war criminals, a doctor who conducted cruel experiments on twins and dwarves at the Auschwitz concentration camp and killed children with lethal injections. He selected prisoners who would be subjected to his experiments and sent others straight to their death in gas chambers. (...)
The 3,400 pages of journal writings sold Thursday cover 1960 through 1975 when Mengele was hiding in South America. [b]Excerpts from his diaries appeared in 1985 in the weekly German magazine Bunte, which reported Mengele was terrified of being captured and tormented by sleeplessness but remained a Nazi to the end.(...)
In promoting the sale, Alexander said the journals were only sparingly quoted.(...)
The buyer spoke on condition of anonymity, saying he didn't want his private life disrupted. He described himself as the son of a Holocaust survivor who has collected 5,000 original documents related to the Holocaust and plans to open a museum at some point. (...)
He said in the right hands the documents can be used as a force for good to counter Holocaust deniers and to reject any philosophy that leads to discrimination.
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I don't know what they're trying to prove with the doodles out of Mengele journal. The anonymous buyer probably meant "in the right hands the documents can be altered and used as a force for good to counter Holocaust deniers"