Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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Re: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by morbeedo » Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:21 pm

davey wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:48 am
econgator wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:31 am
morbeedo wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:58 pm
I'm not afraid to admit what I don't know: NHO Mengele. I paused on that clue and thought, "Should I know this??" I had to turn on subtitles to get the spelling. Overall, the WWII era is a real weak spot for me. A friend recommended "The Second World War" by Anthony Beevor, so I bought the book but it's rather intimidating at 800 pages! Mengele is mentioned on exactly 3 pages.
The important things about Mengele were that he was a Nazi doctor at Auschwitz who performed horrific experiments on the prisoners and was known as the White Angel or Angel of Death.
Also, that he fled to Argentina after the war, and lived there and elsewhere in South America, evading capture until he died in 1979, despite the efforts of Nazi hunters like Simon Wiesenthal.
This is the fact around which Ira Levin built his highly fictional thriller The Boys From Brazil, which became a movie in 1978. Gregory Peck played Mengele.
Ahh, well noted thank you

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Re: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Bamaman » Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:09 am

I think him being on the Nazi hunters wish list for so many years added to his (in)fame. It was big news when they learned of his death in the mid-‘80s.

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