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Children of the Flames: Dr. Josef Mengele and the Untold Story of the Twins of Auschwitz
Children of the Flames Dr Josef Mengele and the Untold Story of the Twins of Auschwitz
Author: Sheila Cohn Dekel, Lucette Matalon Lagnado
During World War II, Nazi doctor Josef Mengele subjected some 3,000 twins to medical experiments of unspeakable horror; only 160 survived. In this remarkable narrative, the life of Auschwitz's Angel of Death is told in counterpoint to the lives of the survivors, who until now have kept silent about their heinous death-camp ordeals. 8 pages o...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780688096953
ISBN-10: 0688096956
Publication Date: 4/1991
Pages: 320
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 43 ratings
Publisher: William Morrow Co
Book Type: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 4
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reviewed Children of the Flames: Dr. Josef Mengele and the Untold Story of the Twins of Auschwitz on + 6 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
I am a avid reader of anything to do with holocaust. This was one of the most chilling books I have read concerning that time. In fact, I almost didn't post it because I couldn't decide if I really wanted to get rid of it. It's that factual and mind-bending. Several pages of pictures too.
reviewed Children of the Flames: Dr. Josef Mengele and the Untold Story of the Twins of Auschwitz on + 98 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Written in first-person AND third-person. Very interesting look into the mind of this monster and the results through the testimonies of those who survived his "medical science".
keno avatar reviewed Children of the Flames: Dr. Josef Mengele and the Untold Story of the Twins of Auschwitz on + 857 more book reviews
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wow what a book! moving, thoughtful and amazing story. the twins who survived are awe-inspiring, to share a truly painful past as children survivors of an evil monster. when not reading this book i was thinking about it.
reviewed Children of the Flames: Dr. Josef Mengele and the Untold Story of the Twins of Auschwitz on + 3 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This book is beyond comprehension. These poor children had to endure so much to survive and to amuse Menegele, I can't bring myself to call him a doctor since he failed to follow his hippocratic oath. This book is well written and an easy read. The subject matter is troubling, let us pray that this never, ever happens again. Never forget.
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babyjulie avatar reviewed Children of the Flames: Dr. Josef Mengele and the Untold Story of the Twins of Auschwitz on + 336 more book reviews
Absolutely amazing. This kept me up at night several times. This was my first time reading anything pertaining to the twins who were experimented upon. It's definitely shocking.
I loved how the authors weaved the twins words in between Mengele's story- everything was spaced out well in the book.
reviewed Children of the Flames: Dr. Josef Mengele and the Untold Story of the Twins of Auschwitz on + 14 more book reviews
Very sad...it's astonishing that a human could do this to other humans, especially children.
reviewed Children of the Flames: Dr. Josef Mengele and the Untold Story of the Twins of Auschwitz on + 25 more book reviews
Finely written detailed history that answers the question of what happened to the infamous Dr Mengele who tortured and maimed children during the Holocaust as well as decided who did and didn't go to the showers to be gassed to death.


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