Diary of Hitler's 'Angel of Death' to be auctioned in US

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London, Feb. 2 (ANI): A journal and letters kept by Josef Mengele, the Nazi doctor who was also known as the "Angel of Death" for murdering thousands in concentration camps, is set to be sold at an auction in the US.

Mengele's diary and letters are likely to fetch around 40,000 pounds, The Telegraph reports.

Mengele experimented on prisoners at the death camp without anaesthetic and became obsessed with twins, hoping to be able to clone Aryan race specimens.

Recently discovered in police files in Brazil, where Mengele lived until his death in 1979, his diary has eclectic and often mundane contents, include praise for British rule in India and his love of Boris Pasternak's novel Dr Zhivago.

But he also makes chilling references to his wartime atrocities.

Unless the world adopts the breeding programmes of the kind he pursued in Auschwitz, "mankind is doomed", he wrote.

"Inferior mornons," he wrote when describing "lesser races" he believed should be exterminated.

He then moved seamlessly on to how pleased he was with himself for freeing a cow trapped in mud.

The diary, which begins in 1960 when Mengele was 49, is to be auctioned in America by the historical artefacts house, Alexander Autographs, in Connecticut.

The auctioneers have refused to reveal the identity of the owner who acquired them in Brazil but have hinted it is someone "close" to Mengele's family in Germany. (ANI)

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