NEW YORK (Oct. 8)
Marc Berkowitz, a twin who survived Josef Mengele’s experiments at Birkenau-Auschwitz, is organizing a reunion of Jewish survivors who were children in the medical experiments section of the camp and children from D-Camp, Block. 24. All such survivors can contact him at; 8E Heritage Drive, New City, N.Y. 10956.
Berkowitz says he was known as Mano Adler and nicknamed “little Putyu” at Auschwitz Mengele, the “angel of death” who is reportedly hiding in Paraguay, selected some 400 children, especially twins, for his “medical” experiments . Six pairs of these twins were liberated, according to Berkowitz. In addition to himself and his sister, he believes only three other pairs of twins are now still alive.
Berkowitz, 48, lives in New City with his wife and children, and his sister lives in New York with her family. He still wears a neck brace because of Mengele’s experiments, which involved injections into his spine. His sister has related medical problems. The Berkowitz (Adler) twins arrived at Auschwitz at the beginning of 1944 at age 11, and were liberated by Soviet forces in December of that year.