Examination of the Josef Mengele Handwriting

    Volume 32, Issue 1 (January 1987)

    ISSN: 0022-1198


    Page Count: 10

    Epstein, G
    Forensic document analyst, Forensic Document Laboratory, McLean, VA

    (Received 11 January 1986; accepted 17 March 1986)


    Through the application of basic forensic document examination principles, the known Josef Mengele handwriting from the period 1938 was examined and successfully compared to disputed handwriting made in 1949 and circa 1970s. These examinations resulted in the positive identification of Josef Mengele as the writer of the disputed material. Although these handwriting examinations did not confirm that Josef Mengele's remains were in Grave 321 at the cemetery at Embu, they verified the witness accounts of the last years of Dr. Josef Mengele's life.

    Paper ID: JFS12331J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12331J

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    Title Examination of the Josef Mengele Handwriting
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30