Josef Mengele

1911 - 1979

Josef Mengele

Josef Mengele ([ˈjoːzɛf ˈmɛŋələ] (listen); 16 March 1911 – 7 February 1979), also known as the Angel of Death (German: Todesengel) was a German Schutzstaffel (SS) officer and physician during World War II. He is mainly remembered for his actions at the Auschwitz concentration camp, where he performed deadly experiments on prisoners, and was a member of the team of doctors who selected victims to be killed in the gas chambers and was one of the doctors who administered the gas. With Red Army troops sweeping through Poland, Mengele was transferred 280 kilometres (170 mi) from Auschwitz to the Gross-Rosen concentration camp on 17 January 1945, just 10 days before the arrival of the Soviet forces at Auschwitz. Before the war, Mengele had received doctorates in anthropology and medicine, and began a career as a researcher. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Josef Mengele has received more than 12,074,632 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 6th most popular physician.

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  • 58

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  • 10.20

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.21

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Among physicians, Josef Mengele ranks 5 out of 438Before him are Hippocrates, Paracelsus, Galen, and Florence Nightingale. After him are Willem Einthoven, L. L. Zamenhof, Basil of Caesarea, Robert Koch, Albert Schweitzer, Edward Jenner, and Andreas Vesalius.

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Among people born in 1911, Josef Mengele ranks 2Before him is Ronald Reagan. After him are Konstantin Chernenko, Baba Vanga, Georges Pompidou, Juan Manuel Fangio, Naguib Mahfouz, Emil Cioran, William Golding, Władysław Szpilman, Võ Nguyên Giáp, and Nino Rota. Among people deceased in 1979, Josef Mengele ranks 1After him are John Wayne, Herbert Marcuse, Giuseppe Meazza, Talcott Parsons, Jean Renoir, Nino Rota, Jean Monnet, Dennis Gabor, Sándor Kocsis, Mika Waltari, and Hanna Reitsch.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Josef Mengele ranks 41 out of 3,763Before him are Wilhelm II, German Emperor (1859), Marlene Dietrich (1901), Friedrich Schiller (1759), Hermann Göring (1893), Angela Merkel (1954), and Adolf Eichmann (1906). After him are Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor (912), John Amos Comenius (1592), Bernhard Riemann (1826), Hannah Arendt (1906), Werner Heisenberg (1901), and Alexander von Humboldt (1769).

Among PHYSICIANS In Germany

Among physicians born in Germany, Josef Mengele ranks 1After him are Robert Koch (1843), Alois Alzheimer (1864), Georgius Agricola (1494), Samuel Hahnemann (1755), Franz Mesmer (1734), Emil Kraepelin (1856), Otto Fritz Meyerhof (1884), Theodor Morell (1886), Werner Forssmann (1904), Richard von Krafft-Ebing (1840), and Otto Loewi (1873).

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