German and Israeli Authorities: Genetic Testing Confirms that Remains are of Dr. Josef Mengele Hot

German and Israeli Authorities: Genetic Testing Confirms that Remains are of Dr. Josef Mengele

Richard Baer, Dr. Josef Mengele, and Rudolf Höss

German and Israeli authorities report that genetic tests have revealed that the remains of a man named Wolfgang Gerhanrd, who died in Brazil in 1979, were definitely those of Dr. Josef Mengele, one of the most infamous doctors who worked in the Nazi death camps and one of the most wanted Nazi war criminals in the world.

It is estimated that he personally sent at least 400,000 people to their deaths in the Auschwitz gas chambers.

DNA was extracted from one of the bones taken from the grave and that was compared to DNA obtained via a blood sample from Rolf Jenckel, the son of Josef Mengele. Prosecutor Hans-Eberhard Klein says at the news conference: "We conclude beyond every reasonable doubt that it is Mengele. For us, Mengele is dead."

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