Ella Littwitz



Candido Godoi is a small municipality of German descent in South Brazil, established in the mid 1900’s.

The frequency of twin births in Candido Godoi, nearly 1,000 percent higher than the global average, is a decade old mystery.

An Argentinian historian, Jorge Camarasa, a specialist in post war history of Nazis in South America, speculates that the Nazi Doctor from Auschwitz, Dr. Mengele, continued his genetic experiments with twins in Candido Godoi throughout the 60’s with startling results. Another theory suggest that environmental factors may be responsible for the profusion of twins. A new genetic research tried to shed some light on this phenomenon and provide scientific answers.