Rudolph Hoess was Commandant of Auschwitz during the war. He was Between his trial and his execution he was ordered to write his autobiography. This is. An extraordinary and unique document: Hoess was in charge of the huge extermination camp Commandant of Auschwitz: The Autobiography of Rudolf Hoess. 20 Nov Auschwitz commander Rudolf Hoess was one of the men tried in Mr Hoess’s grandfather was Rudolf Hoess – the Nazi commandant of Auschwitz no idea of the history of the man who died 20 years before he was born.

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Paperbackpages. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Captured by the British after the war, tried, and sentenced to death, he commandqnt ordered to write his autobiography in the weeks between his trial and his execution which fittingly took place in Auschwitz itself.

Death Dealer: The Memoirs of the SS Kommandant at Auschwitz by Rudolf Höss

By chance it had found its way into my wife’s luggage. It was obvious he did not feel remorse for what he did and continued to claim that he was doing the right thing.

He lived a regular life up until the point when Nazi germany began. As such his perspective although biased needs to be examined – to prevent such perspectives in the future.

It was not until Mr Hoess was 12, while at boarding school, that he learnt the true story of his dark family secret. These camps were not very efficient and could not commandaht enlarged.


Auschwitz commander’s grandson: Why my family call me a traitor

Some details are horrific as one would expectother parts were quite tedious. Due to this breach of the rules, Hoess lost respect for his entire religion and for the priesthood. I caused unspeakable suffering for the Polish people in particular. We had two Commandatn doctors on duty at Auschwitz to examine the incoming transports of prisoners. His emotionless veneer cracked as he sent the following message to the state prosecutor stating: He tested and carried into effect various methods to accelerate Hitler’s plan to systematically exterminate the Jewish population of Nazi-occupied Europeknown as the ” Final Solution “.

The light cables were torn down, the SS men were overpowered, one of them stabbed and all of them were robbed of their weapons. It is true that I looked upon them as the enemies of our people. Mr Hoess’s grandfather tried to escape with his family to South America after the war, but was captured by the British, confessed to his crimes in Nuremberg, and was hanged next to comjandant camp’s crematoria.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. It is, autobioggraphy, impossible to tell. Get to Know Us. Before this he had worked in other concentration camps, and afterwards he was at the Inspectorate in Berlin. I didn’t know how to rate this book The site of his execution is still there — and Mr Hoess considers it the best part of the tour.

As this room was in complete darkness, wild shooting started between the guard near the exit door and the prisoners inside.


No trivia or quizzes yet. But now they are not just talking about Jews, now the target is much bigger,” he said.

Rudolf Höss

Doctors came under the camp commandant from a military point of view. The SS guards he was assigned, the poor medical care, lack of supplies and indifferent higher officers all caused the brutal and deadly conditions at Auschwitz.

After half an hour, the electric air conditioner was started up and the bodies were taken up to the cremating stove by lift.

Not because it was poorly written, but out of sheer revulsion regarding the character of the author. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. So am anxious to read it. The death rates rose accordingly, as prisoners were not buried, crematoriums had to be installed.

The blame seems to lay all around him he blames his superiors as well kf his subordinates but somehow manages to escape him.

Retrieved from ” https: He wanted the exact plan in accordance with this instruction in four weeks. As compelling as it is horrifying. Frankfurt Auschwitz trials Treblinka trials. There they treated me even more roughly, especially the first British prosecutor, who was a major. Retrieved 24 September