20 Nov Auschwitz commander Rudolf Hoess was one of the men tried in had no idea of the history of the man who died 20 years before he was born. 28 Jan While he awaited trial in Poland, Rudolf Hoess wrote his memoirs, which were later published in a book with the title “Death Dealer.” Hoess. 27 Sep Rudolf Franz Höss: Rudolf Hoss, German soldier and Nazi official who served as commandant of Rudolf Franz Höss, (born November 25, , Baden-Baden, Germany—died April 16, , Rudolf Franz Hoess (Höss).

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

He came to admire Himmler so much that he considered whatever he said to be the “gospel” and preferred to display his picture in his office rather than that of Hitler [ citation needed ]. The SS doctors killed such prisoners by injections of benzene.

His unapologetic and banal detailing of events unwittingly makes for a crucial historical primary source. He was only spared at the last minute because my grandmother needed him to work. My party number is Nazi Partypolitical party of the mass movement known as National Socialism. We had two SS doctors on duty at Auschwitz to examine the incoming transports of prisoners. Commandant of Auschwitz is a true account from the Auschwitz Commandant’s perception of all the events taking place in Auschwitz and other concentration camps.

I never drew and distinctions. I am to pay for this with my life. Retrieved 15 March The sick and people unfit to walk were taken there in lorries.

Apr 08, Alan Mauldin rated it really liked it. Under a special x-ray screen, he gave them a syringe with a special liquid, which went through the womb into the ovary. They were put in a special ward of the hospital. But an educational, psychological study of cowardice, brutality, denial and weakness?


And maybe that is reason enough to continue to read these books. My mother tried to rudolt herself ten times and she once tried to hang herself from the balcony. With the persecution of Jews, homosexuals, gypsies, etc? Pendsay; Commandant of Auschwitz: When urged by old comrades to return, he found he just could not say no to joining the SS.

This method was unreliable as the engines, coming from old captured transport vehicles and tanks, very often failed to work. The fat which collected in the bottom of the pits was put into the fire with buckets to hasten the process of burning when it was raining. This is an impor It’s been almost 10 years since I read this book, but it was eye opening. The arrest was successful because I was frightened at being awakened out of a sound sleep. Phoenix — via Amazon. The doors were locked and one or two tins of zyklon B were thrown into the room through holes in the wall.

Mar 03, Lauren rated it it was amazing. Lolling, who again came under Reichsarzt Dr Gravitz.

Death Dealer: The Memoirs of the SS Kommandant at Auschwitz

In his lies, myriad defences and inadequate acknowledgements, Hoess illustrates not just the evils of Nazism with which hoesss are already familiar but also, its mean-spiritedness and poverty of imagination.

The New York Times. He ordered out deaths and he in truth did it all because of his horror of the higher power. It was an 8-page typewritten document written in German. At first, small gassing bunkers were located deep in the woods, to avoid detection. This Italian edition for one in English see Death Dealer: Where was Hoess and Calley’s guilt? He was convicted and sentenced on 15 [15] or 17 May [16] to 10 years in Brandenburg Penitentiary for the autoniography.

But I think its still imporant to understand the perpetrator mentality The worst is his reaction to his role in killing perhaps three million or more people. Then they went on to the next room which was equipped with water pipes and showers to give the impression of a bath. Still another improvement we made over Treblinka was that at Treblinka the victims almost always knew that they were to be exterminated and at Auschwitz we endeavored to fool the victims into thinking that they were to go through a delousing process.


Confessions and trial testimony of Rudolf Hoess – Commandant of Auschwitz

Not for the feint of heart or those given to nightmares. This liquid, as he said, definitely blocked the ovary and caused an inflammation. He joined the Waffen-SS in after the invasion of Poland. At the same time transports of Russian P. Commandant of Auschwitz 8 May — 18 January He was a lonely child with no playmates his own age until he entered elementary school; all of his companionship came from adults.

Rudolf Höss – Wikipedia

In he was made a deputy inspector of all concentration camps. Later, four large gas chambers and crematoria were constructed in Birkenau to make the killing more efficient and to handle the increasing rate of exterminations. The Autobiography of Rudolf Hoess. This book details the life of Rudolf Hoess who grew up as a misfit young boy who was never able to fit in.

The boy couldn’t understand why. Learn to think and judge for yourself, responsibly. Related articles in Google Scholar. The execution was carried out on April 16, autohiography And November 20 marks the day, 69 years ago, that the trial of his grandfather began in Nuremburg — perhaps the biggest series of trials of the past century.