Identification of the Cadaver Remains of Josef Mengele

    Volume 32, Issue 6 (November 1987)

    ISSN: 0022-1198


    Published Online: 1 November 1987

    Page Count: 23

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

    (Received 4 December 1987; accepted 26 March 1987)


    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.

    Paper ID: JFS11221J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11221J

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