May 26, 2010
On Auction: Letters of Nazi “Doctor” Joseph Mengele
A Connecticut auction company is auctioning a rare handwritten letter from Josef Mengele. The auction begins at 11:00 AM on June 4th in Stamford, Connecticut.
The letter from Nazi doctor Josef Mengele, known as the “Angel of Death” for his nefarious activities at Auschwitz, is written to his wife and signed with his pet name “Papili”. In his letter, Mengele writes about receiving a medal for his work and dedication. Mengele says that the medal represents “… a small ray of light in my bleak daily routine in this concentration camp business.”
According to the auction catalog, “The proud doctor also sketched upon the text of his letter a full-sized image of the medal he was awarded for his “contributions.”
The estimated price for this letter is $8,000 - 12,000.