I am just now reading two books one of which is Nazi Hunter by Alan Levy. I am unable to remember now how I came to buy it, but it was the oldest of the kindle books that I had not read for a long time,  and I started to read it about a week ago.

In  the book, I am at the story of Dr.Joseph Mengele who has so far escaped the hunt by Wiesenthal, but it has already indicated that the former died by drowning. I am yet to read the rest of the story.

In the meanwhile, today, my attention was drawn to another story as to what has happened to the remains of the infamous doctor.

“The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones.”
~ William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

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6 Responses to Coincidence?

  1. nick says:

    “The evil that men do lives after them”. Indeed. You only have to look at the current resurgence of Nazi sympathisers who seem to have learnt nothing from the carnage of Nazi Germany. We can only hope they are put in their place by more civilised folk who are horrified at what is happening.
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  2. “The evil that men do lives after them;
    The good is oft interred with their bones.”

    It depends on who is doing the remembering. What do you remember about your father? As I recall when he passed different people had different recollections of him.

    In Julius Caesar Mark Anthony was changing the perception of Caesar and the Senators who killed him. Instead of them saving the Roman Republic from a dictator, he won the day by portraying them as assassins of a ruler who loved and cared for the Roman people.

    In general a lot of people agree with “Speak no evil of the dead.” (De mortuis nihil nisi bonum.)

    Good topic!
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  3. shackman says:

    In Mengele’s case we are all better off remembering who he was and what he did. Some things are better never forgotten.

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