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Josef Mengele is a high-ranking Nazi scientist and a member of the government of the Greater Nazi Reich. He is also a key figure in the research and development of the top-secret Die Nebenwelt project, and answers directly to the Fuhrer.

Biography

Background

Josef Mengele was born in Bavaria in the German Empire just before the start of World War I. He served as an Army Medic for the Nazis during World War II, and received various medals and honors. He is known to experiment on various living humans, such as Jews, concentration camp detainees, and the other "undesirables" considered sub-human to the Nazis. He eventually became the a leading Nazi scientist and began conducting major experiments for the "greater good" of the Third Reich.

Season Three

Mengele resides in the American Nazi Reich, and is the head of the Ahnenerbe Institute, directly overseeing Die Nebenwelt project. He is first seen talking with John Smith about the Führer's film collection, and becomes a direct subordinate to him after the latter's ascencion to Reichsmarschall auf Nord Amerika. He personally oversees the first successful test of Die Nebenwelt and is congratulated by Himmler.

Season Four

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Appearances

Season Three
"Now More Than Ever ..."
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"Imagine Manchuria"
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"Sensô Kôi"
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"Sabra"
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"The New Colossus"
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"History Ends"
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"Excess Animus"
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"Kasumi ..."
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"Baku"
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"Jahr Null"
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Season Four
"Hexagram 64"
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"Every Door Out..."
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"The Box"
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"Happy Trails"
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"Mauvaise Foi"
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"All Serious Daring"
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"No Masters But Ourselves"
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"Hitler Has Only Got One Ball"
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"For Want of a Nail"
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"Fire from the Gods"
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Notes & Trivia

  • In real life, Josef Mengele was a German SS officer and physician in Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II. He is known to have performed deadly human genetic research experiments on prisoners and was part of a team of doctors who selected victims to be sent to gas chambers. He was nicknamed "the angel of death." 
  • Mengele fled to Argentina in July 1949 and initially lived in and around Buenos Aires. He later moved to Paraguay in 1959 and finally to Brazil in 1960.
  • He drowned in 1979 after suffering a stroke while swimming in the ocean off the Brazilian coast. He was buried under the false name of Wolfgang Gerhard, an ID he had been using since 1971. His remains were disinterred and positively identified in 1985, publicly confirmed by his own son Rolf.
  • Mengele's life was the inspiration for the novel and film The Boys from Brazil (1978), in which a fictional Mengele, played in the movie by Gregory Peck, produces clones of Hitler in a clinic in Brazil.

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