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Oral history interview with Stephen Dachi

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0057

Stephen Frank Dachi, born in April 1933 in Budapest, Hungary, describes his early childhood; the death of his parents when he was young and moving to Timişoara, Romania to be raised by his grandparents; Russian troops entering Timişoara during the summer of 1944; taking shelter in an abandoned synagogue until 1945; immigrating to Canada in 1948 to live with an aunt and uncle; receiving a degree in dentistry from the University of Oregon in 1956; founding a dental college at the University of Kentucky at Lexington in the early 1960s; becoming a deputy director of the Peace Corps in 1967; serving as a foreign service officer with the United States Information Agency in 1972; becoming the Consul General of Brazil during the early 1980s; being informed that the remains of Josef Mengele, who was rumored to have been hiding in Brazil since the end of the war, had been found on June 6, 1985; specialists from Brazil, Germany, Israel, and the United States announcing the remains were Mengele's but still being skeptical; spending the next four years decoding Mengele's diary and interviewing dentists who had worked on Mengele; and providing the conclusive evidence that the exhumed remains did, in fact, belong to Josef Mengele because of dental x-rays and knowledge of Mengele's specific root canal problems.

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Stephen F. Dachi
Linda G. Kuzmack
interview:  1990 November 19
Oral histories.
2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 19:52:44
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