to investigate the effect of various poisons upon human beings. The
poisons were secretly administered to the victims in their food. The
victims died as a result of the poison or were killed immediately in
order to permit autopsies. In or about September 1944 the victims were
shot with poison bullets and suffered torture and death.
Spotted Fever (Typhus) Experiments
to investigate the effectiveness of spotted fever and other vaccines.
Numerous victims were deliberately infected with spotted fever virus in
order to keep the virus alive - over 90 percent of the victims died as a
to investigate immunization for and treatment of malaria. The victims
were infected by mosquitoes or by injections of extracts of the mucous
glands of mosquitoes. After having contracted malaria the victims were
treated with various drugs to test their relative efficacy. Over 1,000
victims were used in these experiments. Many died and others suffered
severe pain and permanent disability.
identical twins Eva Mozes Kor and Miriam Mozes
survived the deadly
genetic experiments conducted by Josef Mengele in Auschwitz.
Their parents, grandparents, two older sisters, uncles, aunts and
cousins were killed.
The sisters were put through many extremely brutal surgeries and
experiments by Mengele, who experimented mainly on twins. Eva later
was given five injections. That evening I developed extremely high fever.
I was trembling. My arms and my legs were swollen, huge size. Mengele
and Dr. Konig and three other doctors came in the next morning. They
looked at my fever chart, and Dr. Mengele said, laughingly, 'Too bad,
she is so young. She has only two weeks to live .."
later told how a set of Gypsy twins was brought back from Mengele's lab
after they were sewn back to back. Mengele had attempted to create a
Siamese twin by connecting blood vessels and organs. The twins screamed
day and night until gangrene set in, and after three days, they died ...
The fact that Eva and Miriam survived Auschwitz was a miracle in itself,
as only few individual twins were still alive at the time the camp was
As adults, Eva and Miriam suffered serious health problems. Eva suffered
from miscarriages and tuberculosis. Her son had cancer. Miriam's kidneys
never fully developed and she died in 1993 of a rare form of cancer,
probably brought on by the unknown medical experiments and injections
which she was subjected to at the hands of Josef Mengele.