A German doctor who was commissioned by Adolf Hitler to artificially increase the Aryan birthrate may be responsible for a large number of twins born in a small Brazilian town, a new book claims.
Argentine historian Jorge Camarasa, who specializes in the post-war Nazi flight to South America, alleges Nazi doctor Josef Mengele — also known as the "Angel of Death" — continued his genetic experiments with twins there, The Telegraph reported.
The Telegraph reported that one in five pregnancies in the town of Candido Godoi produce twins, often with blond hair and blue eyes.
"I think Candido Godoi may have been Mengele's laboratory, where he finally managed to fulfill his dreams of creating a master race of blond-haired, blue-eyed Aryans," said Camarasa, who authored the new book "Mengele: The Angel of Death in South America."
Camarasa said there is "testimony that he attended women, followed their pregnancies, treated them with new types of drugs and preparations that he talked of artificial insemination in human beings, and that he continued working with animals, proclaiming that he was capable of getting cows to produce male twins."
Mengele died in 1979.