Josef Mengele

Werner Horvath: "Monster-Plants: SS-Doctor Josef Mengele". Oil on canvas, 50 x 50 cm. 

A very critical portrait of the infamous doctor of Auschwitz, commonly referred to as the "Angel of death", and his "Research on twins".

This painting has been the official poster of the annual Holocaust Memorial Lecture at Washington University School of Mediicine in St. Louis Missouri, held by Stephen S. Lefrak, Professor of Medicine, Assistant Dean and Director. This lecture was initiated 25 years ago to remind the academic medical community of the prominent role that physicians played in the events of 1933 - 1945 which resulted in the destruction of the disabled, the Roma and the Jewish people in Europe.