15 2020

JBC Author David Marwell

4:00PM - 6:00PM  


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David G. Mar­well, for­mer direc­tor of the Muse­um of Jew­ish Her­itage in New York City, worked on the Men­gele case at the Jus­tice Depart­men­t’s Office of Spe­cial Inves­ti­ga­tions in the 1980s. A his­to­ri­an who has served and led a num­ber of gov­ern­ment and non­prof­it insti­tu­tions, he lives in Uni­ver­si­ty Park, Mary­land, with his wife, Judith.


Mengele: Unmasking the "Angel of Death"

A gripping biography of the infamous Nazi doctor, from a former Justice Department official tasked with uncovering his fate. Perhaps the most notorious war criminal of all time, Josef Mengele was the embodiment of bloodless efficiency and passionate devotion to a grotesque worldview. Aided by the role he has assumed in works of popular culture, Mengele has come to symbolize the Holocaust itself as well as the failure of justice that allowed countless Nazi murderers and their accomplices to escape justice. Whether as the demonic doctor who directed mass killings or the elusive fugitive who escaped capture, Mengele has loomed so large that even with conclusive proof, many refused to believe that he had died.