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April 24, 2014 | By Sheri Linden
As in many a thriller, the helpful stranger in "The German Doctor" turns out to be a monster. In this case, he's no run-of-the-mill sadist but Josef Mengele, Auschwitz's Angel of Death, and he finds prime subjects for experimentation in an Argentine family. The drama by Lucía Puenzo, adapting her novel "Wakolda," is a credible imagining of a brief period in Mengele's South American exile. The what-if conceit is intriguing enough not to be undone by increasingly heavy-handed symbolism.
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April 24, 2014 | By Sheri Linden
As in many a thriller, the helpful stranger in "The German Doctor" turns out to be a monster. In this case, he's no run-of-the-mill sadist but Josef Mengele, Auschwitz's Angel of Death, and he finds prime subjects for experimentation in an Argentine family. The drama by Lucía Puenzo, adapting her novel "Wakolda," is a credible imagining of a brief period in Mengele's South American exile. The what-if conceit is intriguing enough not to be undone by increasingly heavy-handed symbolism.
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June 11, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Josef Mengele's son broke years of family silence today to say that his father is dead and that he "has no doubt" the infamous Nazi doctor of Auschwitz is the man who was buried in a Brazilian grave. "I am certain that the medical investigation will confirm this shortly," Rolf Mengele, 41, said in a statement broadcast by Bavarian Radio and distributed to reporters later.
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March 15, 2009 | Tod Goldberg, Goldberg's books include "Living Dead Girl," "Fake Liar Cheat" and "Simplify."
It's rarely wise to compare someone to a legend. Inevitably, somebody is going to question the math. Yet as you read the first 200 pages of "Pain Killers," Jerry Stahl's second novel to follow the adventures of Manny Rupert -- a private eye with a drug problem -- it's difficult not to conjure up the work of the late Gregory Mcdonald and his creation Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher.
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July 19, 1986 | United Press International
The state of Bavaria used public funds to bail out a nearly bankrupt agricultural machinery firm owned by the family of Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele, a newspaper said Friday. The Munich daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung said Bavarian Economic Minister Anton Jaumann confirmed the bailout but refused to say how much public money went to rescue the 110-year-old firm, which was founded by Mengele's father, Karl. Jaumann was traveling Friday and could not be reached for comment on the newspaper report.
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May 16, 1985
Advertisements offering $2.3 million for information leading to the capture of Nazi concentration camp doctor Josef Mengele will be published in South American newspapers next week, a member of the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center said. The ads will show a photo of Mengele in his mid-40s and an artist's impression of how he might look at his present age--74. They will begin: "Wanted--Dr. Josef Mengele, for his crimes against humanity."
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January 31, 1985 | From Reuters
The government today offered $300,000--the largest reward in West Germany's history--for information leading to the capture of Nazi concentration camp doctor Josef Mengele. The chief prosecutor of Frankfurt raised the sum from $15,000, which had been in effect for many years. Mengele, thought to be in Latin America, has been sought since 1959 for torturing and ordering the deaths of thousands of prisoners at Auschwitz.
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October 8, 1999 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Does one of the most notorious war criminals of the Nazi era deserve his day in court and the right to a committed defense attorney? That question is asked and answered with a resounding, and disturbing, affirmative by the makers of "Nothing but the Truth," a courtroom thriller depicting the imagined prosecution of Josef Mengele, the Auschwitz doctor who sent as many as 400,000 people to their deaths and performed brutal experiments on the living.
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February 18, 1999 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
In the latest front of Holocaust-related litigation, a federal class-action suit was filed Wednesday on behalf of survivors of Nazi death camps, alleging that Bayer AG, the giant German-owned chemical and pharmaceutical company, participated in cruel medical experiments by the infamous Dr. Josef Mengele.
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May 15, 1993
I was appalled by Howard Rosenberg's column "Will KCBS Gain After Lippman?" (May 3). I can't believe that a respectable newspaper would allow such a personal attack to be made on someone. As a Jew, I am particularly offended by the reference to Josef Mengele. After reading John Lippman's side ("Lippman Says He Is a 'Scapegoat,' " May 3), I can see that the problem he had with his staff was that he had to cut bloated salaries. I like the "Action News" format and the live helicopter reports.
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May 8, 1993
I was appalled by Howard Rosenberg's column "Will KCBS Gain After Lippman?" (May 3). I can't believe that a respectable newspaper would allow such a personal attack to be made on someone. As a Jew, I am particularly offended by the reference to Josef Mengele. After reading John Lippman's side ("Lippman Says He Is a 'Scapegoat,' " May 3), I can see that the problem he had with his staff was that he had to cut bloated salaries. I like the "Action News" format and the live helicopter reports.
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October 9, 1992 | RONALD J. OSTROW and RONALD L. SOBLE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Josef Mengele, the infamous Auschwitz death camp doctor who became a symbol of the Holocaust, slipped through American hands even though he was held in two U.S. POW camps for at least six weeks in 1945, Justice Department Nazi hunters acknowledged Thursday. But their 197-page report on the investigation that confirmed Mengele's death in Brazil in 1979 said they found no evidence that U.S. intelligence agencies or other U.S. authorities knowingly gave assistance to the notorious "Angel of Death."
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April 9, 1992 | From Associated Press
Israel said Wednesday that it accepts results of genetic tests showing that infamous Nazi doctor Josef Mengele, known as the "Angel of Death," died in Brazil in 1979. A Justice Ministry statement noted that investigators from Germany, the United States, Brazil and Israel had agreed in 1989 that remains found in Brazil in 1985 were those of Mengele.
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April 4, 1992 | The Washington Post
Genetic material taken from a body thought to be that of Auschwitz concentration camp doctor Josef Mengele matches samples from living Mengele relatives, proving after a seven-year investigation that the long-sought "angel of death" died in 1979, according to non-governmental sources familiar with a German inquiry. The results of the probe are to be released officially in Frankfurt next week.
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April 1, 1992 | RON SOBLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A British scientific team has completed DNA tests that may finally settle a controversy over whether the notorious Dr. Josef Mengele is dead or alive. Nearly seven years ago, bones identified by a team of renowned pathologists as almost certainly those of the Nazi death camp doctor were unearthed in a Brazilian cemetery. But debate has persisted among Holocaust survivors over whether the discovery was the result of an elaborate hoax designed to end the worldwide hunt for Mengele.
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