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Mediziner und Anthropologe (1911-1979). Eh. Brief mit Unterschrift "dein Butz", dat. 18.II.(19)42. 8°. 2 Bl., davon 3 S. beschrieben. Gefalt.
An seine Ehefrau Irene Maria Mengele in Freiburg/Br., auf einem Feldpostbrief, mit der Adresse in Tinte u. dem Namenszug auf dem Adressfeld. Über persönliche Befindlichkeiten etc. - Extremely rare signed, dated (Feb 18,1942) letter (ALS) from Mengele, signed 'J. Mengele,' to his wife, Maria. Letter (8½"x11") on postmarked Feldpost lettersheet (both sides), was written while Mengele was fighting behind Russian lines. Content in part reads 'My Beloved Butzle, Don't be afraid; we won't freeze to death. If you and I could be O. right now, we would be happy together...' Goes on to envision what they would do if they were together and reads in a very tender tone. Josef Mengele, known as the 'Angel of Death,' was German SS officer and physician at Auschwitz. He gained his primary notoriety for inhuman experiments performed on live humans. Interesting insight into this historical and very real villain. Very fine. (University Archives LOA).
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