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17 April 2017

Hitler's Body-Language

Mandy Bombard analyzes body-language on YouTube. One of her videos is about Adolf Hitler. She concludes from observing Hitler that he is not the cold and vicious figure portrayed by Hollywood.

"It told me, as I watched this, that he really did have a fondness for the German people."

"He was not as standoffish as he was made out to be."

No surprise there, really. Anybody who tries to look at Hitler objectively will get a much more positive impression than what propaganda has portrayed.

She goes a bit off the rails near the end, speculating about matters that have nothing to do with body-language. (1) Hitler's hand-tremor was not caused by drugs. He was diagnosed with cardiac sclerosis in 1941 and aged rapidly after that. He may have had Parkinson's disease, or he may have had a condition called benign essential tremor. (2) It is extremely unlikely that Hitler went to Argentina, because he was very sickly with a short life-expectancy in 1945 and none of the witnesses ever deviated from affirming that he died in the bunker.

14 April 2017

Fake Intelligence Supports Zionist Warmongering

Professor Theodore A. Postol, M.I.T.

Theodore A. Postol, a professor of Science, Technology, and International Security at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has written a devastating critique of the Trump Administration's intelligence-report (dated 11 April 2017) on the recent gassing-incident in Syria (4 April 2017) for which Syria's president, Bashar al-Assad, is being blamed. Postol notes discrepancies in the report that exclude the possibility that Assad's government did it.

The accusation is that a military aircraft belonging to Assad's government dropped sarin-gas near Khan Sheikhoun, killing civilians. Part of the evidence for this is supposed to be a spent sarin-container lying in a bomb-crater.

Professor Postol notes that the container -- assuming that this really was the source of the gas, as claimed in the report -- is a section of 122mm pipe like that used in the manufacture of artillery rockets  that was rigged as an improvised chemical munition. The way the tube is contorted indicates that it was ruptured with an explosive device placed over one end of it so that it was crushed by a powerful downward explosive force.

This is how Postol thinks that a sarin-dispersal device might have been improvised to produce the configuration that resulted.

Postol concludes that this points to an attack that was executed by individuals on the ground, not from an aircraft.

Since the area is controlled by al-Nusra Front, a faction hostile to President Assad, the fact that the sarin-container was not dropped from an aircraft means that al-Nusra Front was involved in the commission of this crime.

Al-Nusra Front, incidentally, receives assistance from the State of Israel, according to UN observers. The idea of staging a false-flag atrocity at this time could have come from the State of Israel. The Israeli intelligence-agency, Mossad, is notorious for false-flag incidents, such as the Lavon Affair and the hijacking of the Achille Lauro, and others.

As the cause of the misinformation fed to President Trump, Postol blames  what he calls the politicization of U.S. intelligence:

I have worked with the intelligence community in the past, and I have grave concerns about the politicization of intelligence that seems to be occurring with more frequency in recent times – but I know that the intelligence community has highly capable analysts in it. And if those analysts were properly consulted about the claims in the White House document they would have not approved the document going forward.

By politicization, in this instance, Postol obviously means Zionist infiltration of American intelligence-services. This is not the first time that misinformation from an American intelligence-agency was used to provoke violence against an enemy of the State of Israel.

In regard to the alleged gassing-incident at Ghouta in 2013, which is now cited as a precedent and a proof that Assad does indeed gas his own citizens, Postol tells us:

At that time (August 30, 2013) the Obama White House also issued an intelligence report containing obvious inaccuracies. For example, that report stated without equivocation that the sarin carrying artillery rocket used in Damascus had been fired from Syrian government controlled areas. As it turned out, the particular munition used in that attack could not go further than roughly 2 km, very far short of any boundary controlled by the Syrian government at that time. The White House report at that time also contained other critical and important errors that might properly be described as amateurish. For example, the report claimed that the locations of the launch and impact of points of the artillery rockets were observed by US satellites. This claim was absolutely false and any competent intelligence analyst would have known that. The rockets could be seen from the Space-Based Infrared Satellite (SBIRS) but the satellite could absolutely not see the impact locations because the impact locations were not accompanied by explosions. These errors were clear indicators that the White House intelligence report had in part been fabricated and had not been vetted by competent intelligence experts.


President Obama was initially misinformed about supposed intelligence evidence that Syria was the perpetrator of the August 21, 2013 nerve agent attack in Damascus. This is a matter of public record. President Obama stated that his initially false understanding was that the intelligence clearly showed that Syria was the source of the nerve agent attack. This false information was corrected when the then Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, interrupted the President while he was in an intelligence briefing. According to President Obama, Mr. Clapper told the President that the intelligence that Syria was the perpetrator of the attack was not a slamdunk.*

The question that needs to be answered by our nation is how was the president initially misled about such a profoundly important intelligence finding? A second equally important question is how did the White House produce an intelligence report that was obviously flawed and amateurish that was then released to the public and never corrected?

The same false information in the intelligence report issued by the White House on August 30, 2013 was emphatically provided by Secretary of State John Kerry in testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee!

Thus, rumor and widespread belief notwithstanding, there has never been even one confirmed instance of the use of chemical weapons by the government of Bashar al-Assad.

Misinformation from intelligence-agencies also contributed to the warmongering against Saddam Hussein. Here is a particular example of it that I described for the American Dissident Voices broadcast of 26 April 2003. I refer to the accusation that Saddam Hussein attempted to bomb-assassinate former president George Herbert Walker Bush, an accusation often repeated in the period before the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

During a visit by former president George H. W. Bush to Kuwait in April 1993, an undetonated explosive device  was discovered. It was viewed as part of an attempt to assassinate the former president.

The explosive substance from the device was submitted to the FBI's crime-lab to determine its origin. Specifically, the question was whether the substance resembled the plastique known to be possessed by the Iraqi government.

Frederic Whitehurst

The FBI's chemical analyst Frederic Whitehurst found that it did not resemble the plastique known to be possessed by the Iraqis.

Explosives Unit Chief J. Christopher Ronay, however, submitted a report that gave an impression contrary to Whitehurst's  finding. The result was that President Bill Clinton launched a retaliatory missile-strike against Iraq.

Whitehurst filed a complaint against Ronay. The Justice Department's Inspector General summarized the case as follows:

Whitehurst alleges that he compared the explosive material in the main charge of the Bush device to explosive materials in known Iraqi devices and told Explosives Unit Chief J. Christopher Ronay that the explosives were different. Whitehurst claims that Ronay purposely misinterpreted these results in order to link the explosive material to Iraqi agents. Whitehurst further asserts that very possibly his results were changed to support the retaliatory missile strike by the United States. (USDOJ/OIG Special Report The FBI Laboratory: An Investigation into Laboratory Practices and Alleged Misconduct in Explosives-Related and Other Cases (April,1997) Section D: The Bush Assassination Attempt.)

The finding of the Office of the Inspector General does not dispute that Ronay misrepresented Whitehurst's finding: it claims only that there was insufficient evidence that Ronay did it purposely.

Could the misrepresentation of the crime-lab's findings, leading to a missile-strike against Iraq, really have been the result of mere carelessness? When an institution exhibits a pattern of misrepresentation in accord with a particular bias, it is not credible to regard particular instances of such misrepresentation as accidental. Whitehurst's perception of Ronay's conscious bias was very likely correct -- except that the bias was not limited to him.

 * * *

President Donald Trump, like several presidents before him, has been misled with misinformation fed to him by Zionist-infiltrated intelligence-agencies. Furthermore, he has not helped himself by selecting advisors and officials who are established supporters of that agenda.

Donald Trump has caught on to fake news. Now he needs to learn about fake intelligence and fake conventional wisdom, and recognize what its general purport is likely to be. He also needs to bring new people into his administration, consistent with the positions that got him elected, who do not subscribe to that fake conventional wisdom.

If President Trump does not recognize the problem of Zionist infiltration and deception, it is likely that he will continue to be misled until he finds himself leading his country into precisely the kinds of foreign misadventures that he has in the past condemned.
*Time of 29 August 2013 and the Associated Press of 30 August 2013 reported that the expression not a slamdunk was used by U.S. intelligence-officials to describe the accusation that Assad was responsible for the gassing-deaths at Ghouta.

07 April 2017

Jewish Talkshow-Host Blames Jewish State for Troubles in Syria

On 6 April 2017 Michael Savage ( Weiner), a radio personality heard across the United States, gave an anti-war broadcast that began by observing, on the one-hundredth anniversary of the United States' entry into the First World War, that Woodrow Wilson had been reelected in 1916 on the premise that he had kept the United States out of the European war and would continue to do so -- but then was coaxed into war in spite of his original intentions, with disastrous results.

Obviously, this is a parable for what is happening with Trump.

He points out correctly that we really do not know who in Syria used sarin. He invokes "common sense" as an argument against assuming that Assad was responsible for the sarin-deaths. He states repeatedly that it makes no sense to blame Assad for the gassing.

Savage offers answers to two distinct but, in practice, intertwined questions. The two questions are, who wants war with Russia? and, who wants to destroy Syria?  

Savage initially blames "the generals" and "the military-industrial complex" for wanting war. Then he blames "the progressives" and "the liberals." He gets closer to the truth when he mentions "the Neocon ventriloquists in the media," since Neoconservatism is a Jewish movement. He mentions Jeff Zucker and Wolf Blitzer. Blitzer at one time was an employee of AIPAC.

Who wants war with Russia? George Soros and the left, he says.

Savage points out that the ex-chief rabbi of Israel has compared the sarin-gassings to the Holocaust as a way of agitating for war. To answer the question of who wants Syria destroyed, Savage finally declares at the end of his first hour: "Israel benefits the most if Assad is gone."

The constituencies for war against Russia and war against Syria are both Jewish.

He links the change in Trump's policy to the reduction of conservative Catholic Steve Bannon's status within the administration. "It seems to me that the liberals and the Neocons are prevailing, and they both have Trump's ears."

* * *

Michael Savage has not always criticized his fellow Jews' warmongering. In 2003 he was such a noteworthy warmonger that he was rewarded with a prime-time show on MSNBC, replacing Phil Donahue, after it was decided that MSNBC would line up with the rest of the news-media in supporting the war against Iraq. At some point, perhaps after witnessing the overthrow and brutal murder of Muammar Qadhafi, Michael Savage became a critic of Neoconservative warmongering, and has linked it to Israeli interests. He has been doing that at least since 2013. 

The broadcast of 6 April 2017, however, marks a new level of frankness and clarity for Savage, in terms of declaring the responsibility of the Jewish State. He implies that he has held back in the past.

"But there is another element, and you know I am reluctant to say it, because of the fear I have, in saying what I am going to say to you, but I guess I'm past the point of holding back almost anything," he says.

Let us hope that the so-called Alt Right will not be less clear and less bold than this Jewish talkshow-host in declaring that Jewish interests motivate these wars. Our people need to know this, so that they will recognize the pattern of lying and know what not to believe.

27 March 2017

This is the new diva of the Alt Right? Are you kidding?

The problem with a nebulous "movement" such as the Alt Right is that anybody with the ability to attract a lot of attention, or with a lot of attention bestowed by mainstream media, can walk in and become prominent in it.

23 March 2017

Zionist Jew Did Most Bomb-Threats to Synagogues

Since Donald Trump took office there has been hoopla about a supposed wave of anti-Semitic incidents, which, we are supposed to believe, were perpetrated by Trump's supporters. The hoopla escalated after President Trump came under attack for not mentioning Jews in his statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and then even more for refusing to modify his statement under pressure. Ha'aretz referred to a "Trump-inspired surge in anti-Semitic incidents." 

As police solved these crimes, however, most of them turned out not to be the work of angry White males. There was the campaign of swastika-graffiti waged by Punjabi immigrant Jasskirat Saini on Long Island. There was the Negro journalist Juan Thompson accused of at least eight threats against Jewish community centers. There was the Jewish liquor-merchant Scott Young in Newtown, Connecticut who spraypainted "Burn the Jew" and swastikas on his store's back entrance and then set the store on fire to collect insurance. There were the toppled tombstones in Jewish cemeteries, which police-investigation found to be not the result of crime but of natural deterioration and neglect (Jewish parsimony, in other words).

President Trump has suggested that such incidents might be false flags, which is the commonsense view of anybody familiar with the history of supposed anti-Semitic incidents. (Under considerable pressure, Trump later said that the threats to synagogues were "horrible" but avoided saying what the motives and nature of the perpetrators might have been.) Vandalism accompanied by anti-Jewish graffiti typically turns out to have been inflicted by Jews. The Jewish Forward, however, called Trump's observation "dangerous."

Now it turns out that "most JCC bomb-threat calls" spanning several continents over the past six months, as the Jerusalem Post reports, were done by a 19-year-old Jew, a dual citizen of the United States and the State of Israel.

Other reports tell us that this dual citizen perpetrated his false-flag bomb-threats from a home in southern Israel, using computer-technology to mask the origin of his calls. The FBI somehow tracked him down in spite of this, as revealed by a U.S. official:

The official says dogged cyber work and IP tracing led to what he described as the "eureka moment" that was the result of a 6 month intensive effort with Israeli authorities. [NBC News, 23 March 2017].

The Jewish Telegraph Agency identifies him as Michael Kaydar, and gives the number of bomb-threats that he perpetrated against Jewish institutions in the United States as "more than 100."

Of course he will never be sent to the United States for trial. He will be judged leniently by an Israeli court: already, a medical excuse is being alleged for the perpetrator, without regard for the fact that this is typical Jewish behavior in service to the essentially Jewish anti-Trump agenda, and without regard for the potentially catastrophic ramifications of the Jew's hoaxes for non-Jewish Americans.

But the important fact is that the world has been shown that the overwhelming majority of these "anti-Semitic incidents" were not what they seemed. The question of how this particular perpetrator will be punished is much less important than that lesson, because such attempts to manipulate the public will surely continue for as long as they seem to work. Like President Trump, our people must recognize the pattern of deception and refuse to be manipulated.

President Trump is proven right again.

UPDATE: Michael Kaydar's father has also been arrested (Jerusalem Post, 26 March 2017). If father and son were both involved in the crime, the excuse alleged for the son, that his behavior was affected by a non-malignant brain-tumor, is obviated.


19 March 2017

Why the Greatest Generation fought the Second World War!

Of course, these were not the reasons that were stated at the time.

16 March 2017

It's Mengele Day

Today is the day to celebrate kind German physicians, and Germans recklessly defamed.

Dr. Joseph Mengele was born on 16 March 1911.

Other than Adolf Hitler, Josef Mengele may be the only figure from National-Socialist Germany targeted for demonization with an entire major motion-picture while he was still alive and at large. The Boys from Brazil in 1978, based on Ira Levin’s 1976 novel, portrays a “Josef Mengele” that is pure, crude caricature.

Just think of it. You are living in deliberate obscurity in South America, trying to avoid trouble, while a character that is supposed to be you, bearing your real name, is portrayed through the absurd histrionics of Gregory Peck as a vintage 1943 Hollywood-style “Nazi” sadist and diehard Hitler-loyalist who is also the ruthless kingpin of a vast and well funded (and entirely fictitious) criminal conspiracy to take over the world.

Absurd Jewish Hollywood.
To emphasize the sinister character of the chief conspirator, the “Nazi-hunter” played by Laurence Olivier cites as alleged historical fact that you “ … killed 2 ½ million people, experimented on children, Jewish and non-Jewish, using twins mostly, injecting blue dyes into their eyes to make them acceptable Aryans, amputating limbs and organs from thousands, operating without anaesthetics….”

The average movie-viewer of course will fail to ask whether there is even a shred of physical evidence for any such accusation against you. (There is not.) The average viewer will assume that if it is being cited as history, even in a largely fictitious story, it is probably true.

Meanwhile, in your efforts to avoid attracting attention, you have had to relocate from Germany to Argentina to Paraguay to Brazil, have stopped using your real name, and have even given up your life’s work of practicing medicine (the university that issued your M.D. and Ph.D. having revoked them in 1964) to live in poverty working as a farmhand.

So who is the persecutor and who is the persecuted in this scenario? To answer this question it helps to examine what is known about Mengele’s life and background.

Background and Character

Josef Mengele (1911-1979) was the oldest of three brothers. Their father built the largest farm-machinery manufacturing company in Germany, Karl Mengele & Sons of Guenzburg, Bavaria. Upon Karl Mengele’s death in 1959 the company had more than 2000 employees worldwide.

The Mengele family was conservative. Karl Mengele had fought in the First World War and was at various times a member of the Stahlhelm, the Bund der Frontsoldaten, and the conservative nationalist party, the DNVP. German Wikipedia says: “He is described as conservative, but is not considered an anti-Semite.”

In 1932 Karl Mengele made his factories available for campaign appearances by Adolf Hitler, but this was in conformity with the requirements of the Harzburg Front, an alliance between the NSDAP, Deutschnationale Volkspartei, and Stahlhelm. Karl Mengele joined the NSDAP only in May 1933, after Hitler had come to power.

Josef Mengele in 1924 joined a Pan-German youth-group, der Grossdeutsche Jugendbund, and in the period 1927-1930 was Ältestenführer of the Guenzburg chapter. The GDJB was not National-Socialist but “revolutionary conservative” in outlook.

The family-background and upbringing of Dr. Josef Mengele is thus considered to be not so much National-Socialist as Catholic conservative, with political leanings toward the DNVP rather than the NSDAP.

This is unlike the “Mengele” portrayed in The Boys from Brazil, who is supposed to have been an early supporter of Adolf Hitler.

It is true that in 1937 Josef Mengele was an assistant to the famous physical anthropologist Otmar von Verschuer at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute (now renamed the Max Planck Institute) but there was nothing disreputable about race-based anthropology at the time; only the propaganda of the Second World War, and the echoes thereof, have made it disreputable. The perfect respectability of this kind of work at that time is evident in the fact (widely publicized by Jewish author Edwin Black) that it received funding from the Rockefeller Foundation.

When war came and his country needed him, Josef Mengele volunteered for the Waffen-SS, and served as a medical officer in the SS Panzer-Division “Wiking.”

Robert Jay Lifton, a Jewish psychiatrist who wrote The Nazi Doctors, observed about Mengele that there were “no apparent signs of aberrant behavior prior to the Nazis and Auschwitz.” (NY Times Magazine, 21 July 1985)

After being wounded on the Eastern Front Mengele was reassigned from May 1943 to January 1945 as the camp physician in Auschwitz, where Jewish physicians worked under his supervision. It is in this setting that monstrous accusations have been made against Mengele.

Robert Jay Lifton admits that there is no consistency between the Josef Mengele that is known outside of Auschwitz and the monster that he was made out to be. More than that, Lifton comes close to admitting that the portrayal of Mengele by supposed witnesses at Auschwitz is so terrible that it cannot be real:

For Mengele has long been the focus of what could be called a cult of demonic personality. He has been seen as the embodiment of absolute evil, a doctor pledged to heal who kills instead. But this demonization made him something of a deity, a nonhuman or even superhuman force, and served as a barrier to any explanation of his behavior.

Rather than admit that this demonization might be a distortion, however, Lifton takes his cue from fellow Jew Hannah Arendt, by trying to explain how a man (like Eichmann or Mengele) who is to all appearances modest and mild and not a monster might nonetheless have done monstrous things. To support this position, Lifton hypothesizes that there were in effect two Mengeles:

She is surely correct in her claim that an ordinary person is capable of extreme evil. But over the course of committing evil acts, an ordinary person becomes something different. In a process I call ”doubling,” a new self takes shape that adapts to the evil environment, and the evil acts become part of that self.

Given the Jewish imperative of maintaining the accusations against Mengele contrary to all evidence of what kind of man Mengele was, psychiatrist Lifton invents the “doubling” hypothesis. Indirectly Lifton thereby admits that it is unlikely that the Mengele known outside of Auschwitz did what the “Mengele” of Holocaust literature is supposed to have done. 


For the monster that Holocaust-propaganda eventually made him out to be, Josef Mengele was the focus of surprisingly little attention in the years immediately following the Second World War.

There was this. In 1948, International Universities Press, a publisher mainly of Freudian literature, published Jewish gynecologist Gisella Perls I was a Doctor in Auschwitz. This seems to be by far the earliest publication (in English) of any accusation against Mengele. 

In the publicity about Mengele following The Boys from Brazil, Perl received attention again:

“Dr. Mengele told me that it was my duty to report every pregnant woman to him,” Dr. Perl said. “He said that they would go to another camp for better nutrition, even for milk. So women began to run directly to him, telling him, ‘I am pregnant.’ I learned that they were all taken to the research block to be used as guinea pigs, and then two lives would be thrown into the crematorium. I decided that never again would there be a pregnant woman in Auschwitz.”

SHE INTERRUPTED the pregnancies, she said, “in the night, on a dirty floor using only my dirty hands.” “Hundreds of times I had premature deliveries,” she said. “No one will ever know what it meant to me to destroy those babies, but if I had not done it, both mother and child would have been cruelly murdered.” [Nadine Brozan interviews Gisella Perl, NY Times, 16 November 1982]

Perl does not say how she knew that the pregnant women and their infants were all being killed. The rumor, however, fits the pattern described in Leon Festinger‘s 1957 tome A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance: the theory is that rumors of secret horrible deeds are invented and eagerly believed as a way of explaining away why somebody that one expects to be hostile offers kindness instead. According to Festinger’s theory, nasty stories about Mengele would have been caused by his being too nice.

If Perl is giving an accurate account of her own actions, then she is a monster herself, having used a rumor as a justification for some huge number of infanticides.

L.A. Rollins (reviewing another book that relies on Perl as a source, for the Journal of Historical Review) notes that Perl’s book includes unbelievable details, like the following:

Then, one day, Dr. Mengele came to the hospital and gave a new order. From now on Jewish women could have their children. They were not going to be killed because of their pregnancy. The children, of course, had to be taken to the crematory by me, personally, but the women would be allowed to live. I was jubilant…. I had 292 expectant mothers in my ward when Dr. Mengele changed his mind. He came roaring into the hospital, whip and revolver in hand, and had all 292 women loaded on a single truck and tossed, alive, into the flames of the crematory. [Gisella Perl, I Was a Doctor in Auschwitz, 1948: pp. 163-164]

“Whip and revolver in hand”! That is quite a bedside manner, and certainly a remarkable approach to avoiding panic, which would have to be a concern for anyone working in a concentration camp. Rollins comments:

I’m sure that tossing 292 women, alive, “into the flames of the crematory” was a helluva lot easier said than done. And Gisella Perl did not say that she saw this improbable deed done.

She also cannot seem to make up her mind whether the supposed killing of pregnant Jewish women was overt or secret. In the interview for the New York Times in the 1980s it was a secret that she discovered, whereas the “Mengele” in her book made no attempt to avoid frightening anybody.

Perl’s accusations seem not to have had much influence when her book first appeared. 1948 was the beginning of the Cold War, so that efforts to perpetuate anti-German propaganda at this time were out of step with the prevailing mood in the United States.

Mengele was not initially wanted as a war-criminal. The first time that Mengele’s name appeared in the New York Times was 19 June 1960, during the show-trial of Adolf Eichmann.

It was also in 1960 that the English translation of Miklos Nyiszlis ostensible memoir, Auschwitz: A Doctor’s Eyewitness Account, appeared, claiming that the author had been Mengele’s assistant. The book contained many defamatory details about Mengele and about the Sonderkommando, but even mainstream historians today admit that Nyiszli’s book lacks credibility, especially because his physical description of Krema II, where he claimed that he’d had an office, was significantly inaccurate.

On 3 July 1960 an Argentine judge ordered Mengele’s arrest, following a request for extradition to West Germany, but Mengele had already left Argentina. In this period Mengele was being accused, in addition to deciding who would be gassed (in a camp where it is now known that no gassings occurred), of administering lethal injections of gasoline, phenol, and air as supposed experiments.

German Wikipedia says:

Mengele rückte erst während der frühen 1960er Jahre im Zuge der Ermittlungen zu den Auschwitzprozessen ins engere Blickfeld der Strafverfolger. Zuvor hatte er bereits einige Jahre unter seinem echten Namen ungestört in Argentinien gelebt.

Mengele first entered the narrower focus of criminal prosecutors in the early 1960s in the course of the testimonies for the Auschwitz Trials [in Frankfurt]. Previously he had already lived under his own name several years in Argentina without being disturbed.

The prime mover of those Frankfurt Auschwitz trials was the Jewish attorney-general of Hesse, Fritz Bauer. 

Interest in Mengele subsided again, and was not put into high gear until the mid-1970s, in the period following the resignation of Richard Nixon, when the Jewish cultural revolution in the United States had triumphed. The renewed effort to demonize Mengele started with William Goldmans Marathon Man in 1974, featuring a villain that was supposed to resemble Mengele vaguely, followed by Ira Levin‘s The Boys From Brazil, which outrageously uses Mengele’s name.

There are signs of a tendency from the mid-1970s until 1985, with the extraordinary demonological status that was given to Mengele through novels and movies in that period, to exaggerate the man’s importance retroactively. By exaggerating the past attention given to Mengele as a supposed monster, the present fixation could be made to seem less absurd.

Jack Andersons column of 20 December 1977 claims that a nickname for Mengele, “Angel of Extermination,” is recorded in the Diary of a Young Girl that has been attributed to Anne Frank. The name Mengele however does not turn up in a search of the PDF of the “definitive edition” of the diary, and the only “angel” in the book is Anne Frank's grandma. One would not expect any reference to Mengele in that diary anyway, since it is supposed to be a record of life in the “secret annex,” ending with the family’s removal to internment camps. The claim that Anne Frank’s diary refers to Mengele is therefore obvious misinformation from Jack Anderson (although repeated on 11 February 1985 by UPI’s senior editor Arnold Sawislak).

The New York Times’ columnist Ralph Blumenthal wrote in 1985 that Mengele was incriminated with medical atrocities by the forced confession that was attributed to Rudolf Hoess in 1947 while in Polish Communist custody (R. Blumenthal, NY Times, 13 May 1985). In fact, the online searchable PDF of Hoess’ forced confession does not show the name Mengele even once.

The whole subject of Josef Mengele has been permeated with recklessness and exaggeration.

The real Mengele, 1970s.
The Boys from Brazil in 1978 had portrayed “Mengele” as still living in Paraguay with an extraordinarily opulent lifestyle. In November 1984 Brooklyn DA (later Congresswoman) Elizabeth Holtzman traveled to Paraguay with an entourage including the future General Counsel of the World Jewish Congress, Menachem Rosensaft, in search of Josef Mengele. The government of Paraguay informed these Jews that Mengele had come to Paraguay in 1959 but was no longer in the country. (NY Times, 23 November 1984)

In reality Josef Mengele had finished his life in humble circumstances, and had been dead since 1979, when he suffered a stroke and drowned while swimming at the beach.

All this fuss over a man who had been dead for several years left some people looking very foolish. Ralph Blumenthal wrote in the New York Times in 1985:

The worldwide interest in the Mengele case has produced a flood of misinformation and possibly deliberate disinformation that has clouded the search with bogus sightings and photographs – including, apparently, even the pictures on widely circulated wanted posters. [R. Blumenthal, NY Times, 13 May 1985]

Looking particularly foolish in 1985 was Simon Wiesenthal. More than two years after Mengele’s death, the great Nazi-hunter claimed that he was “closing in on Mengele.”

Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal says he is closing in on Josef Mengele, former chief doctor at the Auschwitz concentration camp, and expects to capture him within several weeks. […] The Nazi-hunter said Mengele was in a Central American country but would not identify it. [AP 21 January 1982]

Totally wrong, and this was not an isolated instance. The character representing Wiesenthal (“Ezra Lieberman” played by Laurence Olivier) in The Boys from Brazil is said to be a bungler who, in the case of Mengele, finally happens to get it right, but Wiesenthal does not get it right. Ralph Blumenthal’s obituary of Wiesenthal in the New York Times implies that Wiesenthal was not just a bungler but a conman:

Over the years, Mr. Wiesenthal publicized a host of detailed and spurious “sightings” of Mengele in Paraguay, Egypt, Spain and a tiny Greek island, Kythnos. Benjamin Varon, former Israeli ambassador to Paraguay, publicly suggested that Mr. Wiesenthal might have been embellishing to coax funds from contributors. His comments, in a Jewish magazine, Midstream, in 1983, provoked a rebuke from Mr. Wiesenthal’s supporters, who accused him of “profaning” Mr. Wiesenthal’s “sacred mission.” [R. Blumenthal, NY Times, 21 September 1993].

The real Mengele's last residence.
The revelation of the reality about Josef Mengele created one of those moments when it was impossible not to admit that the “Holocaust” included some exaggerations if not outright lies.

On 2 July 1985, Jeffrey Hart, a newspaper-columnist who is also a professional historian, went into damage-control mode. Hart recognized that the claim that a trained medical doctor had tried to turn brown eyes blue by injecting dye into them was unlikely, but he did not want to call the people who had been saying this liars.

But, as a professional historian, I would urge some caution about many of the anecdotes that are being routinely accepted as fact. They may be true. He may, for example, have tried in his “experiments” to have attempted to inject blue dye into brown eyes in order to make them more “Aryan.” My own historical hunch is that much of this kind of thing is mythology, concocted as a kind of metaphor to express the almost supernatural horror of the man Mengele actually was. Mengele was a monster of theory.


It is probably more comfortable to think of him as a thug or as an ordinary sadomasochist. As a Richard Speck in Nazi uniform. I do not think so. I doubt the story that he killed a woman by crushing her throat with his boot. I tend to believe the account that when he gave a child an experimental injection he said, “Hold still, my child. It will be all right.” [J. Hart, King Features Syndicate, 2 July 1985]

So, according to Jeffrey Hart, the “witnesses” who make these amazing claims about Mengele are probably lying, but somehow still telling the truth, because those absurd stories, Hart would have us believe, are metaphors for some essential truth about Mengele that could not be expressed in words. This is the logic of someone for whom simply saying that the witnesses lied is not an option. But at the same time he is admitting that they most likely did lie.

In that context, Hart affirms his belief in the gas-chamber story:

There is no doubt that as top physician at Auschwitz he signaled tens of thousands of people to a horrible death in the gas chambers.

The worst of the accusations against Mengele is not that he carried out absurd pseudo-medical experiments, but that he was responsible for indicating who at Auschwitz would be gassed. The number typically attributed to him is 300-400 thousand.

But this is precisely the claim about Auschwitz that, since 1985, has been most conclusively disproven, thanks to Fred Leuchter, who has demonstrated that the supposed gas-chambers at Auschwitz are structurally unsuited for that purpose, thanks to Walter Lüftl the former chairman of the Austrian Chamber of Engineers, whose Lüftl Report points out that the properties of Zyklon-B as a fumigant make it unsuitable for use as described in the so-called eyewitness accounts, and to Germar Rudolf, who has checked the quantities of cyanide-residue in the putative gas-chambers. Above all, thanks to Professor Robert Faurisson, who had the idea of commissioning experts to examine the gas-chambers, and to Ernst Zündel, who recognized the merit of Faurisson’s idea and put it into action.