Mengele: Unmasking the “Angel of Death”


  • General Admission Free

September 1

  • Time 6:30 PM

Historian David G. Marwell will talk about his recent book on Josef Mengele, in which he strips away the myths that have attached themselves to the Auschwitz doctor and replaces what is a frightening caricature with an perhaps even more unsettling picture of the human being that he was.

Dr. Marwell has had a distinguished career in public history. He spent nine years at the US Department of Justice, where, as Chief of Investigative Research, he conducted research in support of the investigation and prosecution of Nazi war criminals in the United States. As a part of this effort, he played major roles in the Klaus Barbie and Josef Mengele investigations and helped to author the two major reports that resulted. In 2000, Marwell was appointed Director & CEO of the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. He is the author of MENGLE: Unmasking the Angel of Death.

Union Station Kansas City and the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education (MCHE) are proud to present these education programs associated with the exhibition, Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. presented by Bank of America.

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An International Exhibition of Unprecedented Importance. A Story to Shake the Conscience of the World.

This groundbreaking exhibition brings together more than 700 original objects and 400 photographs from over 20 institutions and museums around the world. Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. is the most comprehensive exhibition dedicated to the history of Auschwitz and its role in the Holocaust ever presented in North America, and an unparalleled opportunity to confront the singular face of human evil—one that arose not long ago and not far away.

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