Death Dealer: The Memoirs Of The Ss Kommandant At Auschwitz

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Da Capo Press, Mar 22, 1996 - History - 390 pages
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SS Kommandant Rudolph Höss (1900–1947) was history's greatest mass murderer, personally supervising the extermination of approximately two million people, mostly Jews, at the death camp in Auschwitz, Poland. Death Dealer is a new, unexpurgated translation of Höss's autobiography, written before, during, and after his trial. This edition includes rare photos, the minutes of the Wannsee Conference (where the Final Solution was decided and coordinated), original diagrams of the camps, a detailed chronology of important events at Auschwitz-Birkenau, Höss's final letters to his family, and a new foreword by Auschwitz survivor Primo Levi. Death Dealer stands as one of the most important—and chilling—documents of the Holocaust.

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User Review  - danoomistmatiste - LibraryThing

Read this book on the early 80s. Amazing how a commandant of a death camp was spared at Nuremberg and ended up being the most expensive prisoner. Basically a good man who was put in very a awkward situation and tried to redeem himself in many ways. Read full review

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A good translation and additional commentary of Hoess' final confession and account of his crimes as Commandant of Auschwitz. The primary motivation of this work is to show that evil men are not born ... Read full review

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