A self-portrait, composed by one of the greatest monsters of all time: Rudolf Hoess, the Commandant at Auschwitz, and the man who knew more than almost anyone about how Nazi Germany implemented the Final Solution. Captured by the British after the war, tried, and sentenced to death, he was ordered to write his autobiography in the weeks between his trial and his execution (which fittingly took place in Auschwitz itself). Hoess apparently enjoyed the task, and the most careful checking by researchers showed he took great pains to tell the truth. The result: a vivid and unforgettable picture of the 20th century's defining and most horrific event. Royalties from this book go to the fund to help the few survivors of Auschwitz.
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Rudolf Hoess was the Commandant of Auschwitz during the war. He was executed in Poland upon concluding these memoirs.Language Notes:
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German
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Buchbeschreibung Orion Publishing Co Apr 2000, 2000. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - An historically accurate and important account of the concentration camp system, written during his trail by the man who knew more than anyone else. All royalties go to a fund set up for Auschwitz survivors. 256 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781842120248