That’s right.  The Angel of Death himself.

In January 1942, while serving with the SS Wiking Division deep behind Soviet lines, he pulled two German soldiers from a burning tank, and was awarded the Iron Cross First Class as well as the Black Badge for the Wounded and the Medal for the Care of the German People. Mengele was wounded during this campaign; since he could not return to combat, he was posted at the Race and Resettlement Office inBerlin.

Who among us hasn’t spent a sunny fall weekend dressing up as SS officers, pretending to be wounded, and crying out for a medic?

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