Commandant of Auschwitz

Commandant of Auschwitz

The Autobiography of Rudolf Hoess

Paperback252pp Illustrated214x134mm

9781842120248     Product Code: 508160


Rudolf Hoess was Commandant of Auschwitz from its construction in 1940 until late 1943, and supervised the murder of over three million Jews as part of the Nazis’ ‘final solution’. He was an expert in the administration of concentration camps and mass exterminations. Hoess wrote this autobiography in 1947 while in prison in Poland. He was tried, sentenced and hanged later that year. The autobiography and other documents are translated here by Constantine Fitzgibbon, with an introduction by Primo Levi.

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