Children of the Flames: Dr. Josef Mengele and the Untold Story of the Twins of Auschwitz

by Lucette Matalon Lagnado (Author), Sheila Cohn Dekel (Author)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly
Only 160 of 3000 twins subjected to genetic experimentation by Mengele survived
until 1945. The reprint of this important addition to Holocaust literature is
scheduled to coincide with Holocaust Remembrance Day, April 30.

From School Library Journal
YA-- A horrifying yet spellbinding account. Although Mengele was a mediocre
doctor, he was encouraged in his pursuit of "genetic research" to create a
"master Aryan race" with the concentration camp at Auschwitz providing an ample
supply of specimens for his unscientific, poorly documented experiments. Twins
were his fixation, and this book interviews some of the estimated 100 survivors
from an initial sample of 3000 young people. The fascination of this book is
that it follows the lives of both Mengele and the twins in their readjustment to
life away from the camps. This gripping tale is extremely readable and well
documented, offering another facet to the human tragedy of the Holocaust.

Product Details

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics) (May 1, 1992)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0140169318



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