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Dr. Josef Mengele

Josef Mengele was known as the "Angel of Death" at Auschwitz, though he was known to his twins as "Uncle Mengele." He committed horrible atrocities in his twin studies, however, he was able to escape disguised as a member of the regular German infantry. He was captured by the Allies, but then released as his true identity was unknown.

Mengele his in Bavaria for some time until he left for Argentina in 1949. He continued to flee and moved around for some time in South America, and ended up in Brazil. There, Mengele eventually drowned in the water, and his body was washed up and identified later using DNA technology. He was buried in Brazil under his false name.