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Josef Mengele Women’s Camp.

A Monster Among Men

Joseph Mengele

Warning Some Parts of this Story are Disturbing.

The Holocaust seems so distant, so far removed from our reality. For us, it is hard to even conceive of the massive horrors and atrocities committed by Josef Mengele and the Nazis. But the few “Mengele twins” survivors remember. They remember being children when they were spared from outright execution but delivered to a decidedly crueller fate.

He was dubbed the Angel of Death ? the Nazi doctor who tortured and killed thousands of children in grisly experiments at Auschwitz.

Dr Josef Mengele?s medical facility at Auschwitz was perhaps the most horrifying place the Holocaust produced. Who was this man behind it all, and what made him the notorious ?Angel of Death??

In addition to being sites of slave labour and human annihilation, many?Nazi concentration camps also functioned as medical experimentation centres throughout the?Holocaust. Under the guise of researching new treatments or investigating racial eugenics, doctors conducted painful and often fatal experiments on thousands of prisoners without consent. The man most commonly associated with these pseudo-medical experiments is Dr Josef Mengele, whose notoriety among the inmates of Auschwitz earned him the nickname ?the Angel of Death?.

?The Angel of Death, Josef Mengele, was obsessed with twins and performed horrific experiments on them for reasons that still remain unclear. One of his experiments was with eye colour. Mengele or one of his assistants would inject dyes into an eye of a child, preferably a set of twins. The dyes often resulted in injury, sometimes complete blindness, not to mention excruciating pain.

Another series of experiments which Mengele performed was with twins in whom he would inject one with a deadly virus, and after that twin died, kill the other to compare organ tissue at autopsy.

He carried out twin-to-twin transfusions, stitched twins together, castrated, or sterilised twins. Many twins had limbs and organs removed in macabre surgical procedures, performed without using an anaesthetic. Only a few of the estimated 3,000 twins at Auschwitz survived his sadistic madness.

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A prodigious womaniser and food connoisseur who kept some 20 luxurious properties throughout the Caribbean ? including a private island he used to visit on his beautiful yacht ? Castro was a complete fraud. Seen above being presented with an invitation to the New York Press Photographer's Ball, New York City, April 23, 1959.

A prodigious womaniser and food connoisseur who kept some 20 luxurious properties throughout the Caribbean ? including a private island he used to visit on his beautiful yacht ? Castro was a complete fraud. Seen above being presented with an invitation to the New York Press Photographer’s Ball, New York City, April 23, 1959.

?The Horse?

The man who spent his life railing against the excesses of capitalism lived like a King ? and a very debauched one at that…

He portrayed himself as a man of the people who shunned the trappings of wealth. But in reality Fidel Castro, the longtime communist leader of Cuba, lived a life of pampered luxury and had a fortune of hundreds of millions.

Away from the prying eyes of his people who suffered poverty and hardship after he seized power in a communist coup 55 years ago, Castro lived like a king.

While many around the world spoke highly of Castro?s success in greatly reducing illiteracy and proving basic services like health care, many have long been critical of his reign and his enablers in the West. Whatever success he achieved, he did so through a brutal dictatorship that denied freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and other basic civil liberties.

Lenin is said to have called them ?useful idiots? ? the Western Left-wingers who lavished praise on Communist regimes while turning a blind eye to the misery they caused. They have been out in force the last few days, heaping adulation on the Marxist dictator Fidel Castro.

According to Jeremy Corbyn, the serial killer who led Cuba?s police state for five decades was: ?A massive figure in the history of the whole planet? He will be remembered both as an internationalist and a champion of social justice.?

Castro is another hypocrite, communist crook! he apparently hated capitalism but created a net worth,?$900 million, according to Forbes. His propaganda he lived?on $20 a month and his only luxury were his Cuban cigars. Now we found out the crook had 20 luxury homes, a yacht, and a private island ? so much for hating capitalism.

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Punch, July 3, 1858, via Wikimedia Commons.

Punch, July 3, 1858, via Wikimedia Commons.

Tosher’s, and Cesspool-Sewermen

If you wake up on a Monday morning cursing your job and moaning about your boss, spare a thought for the East Enders of Victorian times ? and thank your lucky stars you don?t have to scrape a living as a tosher, a mudlark, a scavenger or a riverman.
There is no place in any era more evocative of soot, steam, gruel, and misery than Victorian London. It is one of the great landscapes of the imagination. This is probably because the mid-century London we know best is the literary London of Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins, a teeming metropolis plagued by poverty and grime and peopled by the likes of Tiny Tim and Laura Fairlie. This vision of the city?all squalor and desperation?seems almost melodramatic, as if ripped from the pages of a penny dreadful.

The alarming tone isn?t particularly surprising, given the actual state of London at the time. For Dickens?s fictions?were?very much rooted in reality: beggars, orphans, and scatter-rats crowded its filthy streets by day, eking out miserable livings (that is, when there were ekings to be had) to take back to mean quarters. Immigrants fleeing the potato famine in Ireland or the lack of work in rural counties came in great number hoping to find jobs, only to add further surplus to a labour pool that already outstripped demand. They came and they never left?there was nowhere else to go. People made do, but there is a reason that the time is remembered as the Hungry Forties. The streets were not a fertile soil.

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