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Some of my favorite stories from WW2. They sound like something from a horror flick, but they really happened. I was planning to make two more characters, about some the bodypart experiments and ofcause the obious extreme of the "super human". They might be added, they might not, cuz I might just get busy with something else soon.
The test here was to study a real event and people and make art of it that keep my style and creativity showing. Compared to the other one where I just drew whatever came to my mind. Here's the stories of these characters, some of the text is quoted from various sites. I suggest you read it, to understand the dept of these events and the symbols I used on the designs:
Joined the Nazi party, then in 1938 he went to the SS. In 1942 he was wounded at the Russian front and was pronounced unfit for duty. After that he volunteered to go to the concentration camp, he was sent to the death camp, Auschwitz to become: Dr. Josef Mengele, head of the gas chambers, nicknamed "the Angel of Death" He became the surviving symbol of Adolf Hitler's "Final Solution".
The survivors tell how twin children in Auschwitz were visited by a smiling "Uncle Mengele" who brought them candy and clothes.Then he had them delivered to his medical laboratory either in trucks painted with the Red Cross emblem or in his own personal car to undergo his experiments.
At Auschwitz Mengele did approximately three thousand twin studies, and these twins were usually murdered after the experiment was over and their bodies dissected. He did once supervised an operation by which two Gypsy children were sewn together to create Siamses twins; the hands of the children became badly infected where the veins had been resected. It's know that most of dr Mengele's experiemts where so far out that the result mostly became death.
Insemination Experiments: Auschwitz Block 10: Carl Clauberg's laboratory:
Block 10 was made up of mostly married women between the ages of 20 and 40, preferably those who had not borne children.
There was a constant fear in Block 10 of being killed, sterilized, or inseminated by Clauberg. He would often tease the female prisoners that they would all undergo sexual intercourse with a male prisoner chosen especially for this purpose. At least one of the Orthodox Jewish women who heard that Clauberg selected her to be a Block 10 prostitute decided to poison herself...
After he inseminated the women, Clauberg would often taunt the strapped-in women by stating that he had inseminated their wombs with animal sperm and that monsters were growing in their wombs. Ultimately, 300 women prisoners were experimented on in Cell Block 10.
Nazi Germany's most celebrated female test pilot.
Appointed as a civilian flight captain and test pilot for the Luftwaffe, Hanna tested several new machines, including one of the first helicopters and the first rocket fueled plane to fly 500 MPH. She was thrilled about her job; to her, the Luftwaffe were "guardians of the portals of peace." She was a devoted and idealistic Nazi, who adored Adolph Hitler and refused to believe the reports of concentration camps and torture. Her skills and dedication made her a powerful symbol for the Reich. She was chosen as captain because she demonstrated a remarkable ability to withstand physical stress and altitude. She flew missions: In 1940 where she brought German troops to the Maginot Line via glider transport. In 1942, Hitler personally awarded her the Iron Cross.
Josef Mengele's Twins:
"There were moments when his death mask gave way to a more animated expression, when Mengele came alive.There was excitement in his eyes, a tender touch in his hands. This was the moment when Josef Mengele, the geneticist, found a pair of twins."
Mengele was almost fanatical about drawing blood from twins, mostly identical twins. He had a whole area of Auschwitz devoted to them with special labs and living areas. It's reported that when he had to "clean up" among all the kids he'd draw a white line on the wall, force the kids up against it, and sending everyone below that line to the gas chambers. like some twisted: "You have to be this tall to take this ride" sign.
Alltough the doctors experiments where cruel, the chance to surrive in the death camps where amazingly high if you where a twin child. Mengele spoiled his twins, while not in sugery ofcause, but outside the lab they could keep their original haircuts, they had toys and Josef often played games with them and feed them candy and good food, truely loving and very carefull. It's even know that he let the mother stay with them to keep them happy, atleast untill he had figured out what experiment to start, then the mother would be gassed as soon as the child's sugery started..
After Auschwitz got liberated some of the twins didn't want to belive the cruel rumors about Mengele, to many he became a father figure.
Prisoners were immersed into tanks of ice water for hours at a time, often shivering to death, to discover how long German pilots downed by enemy fire could survive the frozen waters of the North Sea. It was generally known at the time that human beings did not survive immersion in the North Sea for more than one to two hours.
Doctor Sigmund Rascher attempted to duplicate these cold conditions at Dachau, and used about 300 prisoners in experiments recording their shock from the exposure to cold. About eighty to ninety of the subjects died as a result.4
Doctor Rascher once requested the transfer of his hypothermia lab from Dachau to Auschwitz, which had larger facilities, and where the frozen subjects might cause fewer disturbances. Apparently, Rascher's concentration was constantly interrupted when the hypothermia victims shrieked from pain while their extremities froze white.