friday 22nd february, 8.50-9.00am, on bbc world service radio
how science ended the search for josef mengele (in the witness series) (presented by thomas pappon)
“An international panel of experts gathered in Brazil in 1985 to identify the remains of a man thought to have been Josef Mengele, the infamous doctor from Auschwitz, and one of the most wanted war criminals of the 20th century.
‘To see that this man was finally in his grave was important’ says Eric Stover, part of the team of American and German experts who examined the body from a cemetery near São Paulo. Mengele’s family in Germany claimed that it was his.”