Volume 32, Issue 6 (November 1987)

    Identification of the Cadaver Remains of Josef Mengele

    (Received 4 December 1987; accepted 26 March 1987)

    Published Online: November


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    In 1985 at the cemetery in Embu near Sao Paulo, Brazil, parts of a skeleton were exhumed, and now these parts have been examined to determine whether they are the remains of the corpse of Dr. Josef Mengele, the camp doctor of the Auschwitz concentration camp. The osteometrical and osteological findings ascertained correspond completely and consistently without contradiction with all the available personal data of Josef Mengele. Through a method of electronic visual mixing for the identification of the skull, it was determined that all the authentic pictures available used for comparison correspond definitely and consistently to the exhumed skull.

    Author Information:

    Helmer, RP
    Assistant professor, Institut of Forensic Medicine, Christian-Albrechts University, Kiel,

    Stock #: JFS11221J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11221J

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    Title Identification of the Cadaver Remains of Josef Mengele
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30