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But listen to his reasons why: Commandant of Auschwitz 4 May — November A report by an evil man who even in facing death could not tell the truth and blamed everyone else for the atrocities that he perpetrated.

Death Dealer: The Memoirs of the SS Kommandant at Auschwitz

This book is, as Primo Levi says in the introduction, filled with lies and shirks, but never the less, it is an extremely important document of The Final Solution, the extermination machine, Auschwitz, Birkenau, the bureaucracy, the corruption and the insanity that existed in the top ranks and among the SS ayschwitz Auschwitz.

This is an odious book and a difficult read but is nevertheless a compelling read: Then they went commandant of auschwitz the autobiography of rudolf hoess to the next room which was equipped with water pipes and showers to give the impression of a bath. Did I give this book five stars because I agree with what he did?

He was baptised Rudolf Franz Ferdinand on 11 December Perpetrators, participants, organizations, and collaborators.

Don’t accept everything without criticism and as absolutely true German physicians and scientists performed vile and potentially lethal commandant of auschwitz the autobiography of rudolf hoess experiments on concentration camp inmates, tortured Jewish and Gypsy children and many others. William Calley, the convicted commander of an American fighting unit that on March 16, entered the South Vietnamese hamlet of “My Lai” and massacred unarmed women children and old men during the Vietnam War, had this to say about his guilt and conscience.

Considerable care and effort were expended in making exterminations tolerable for the executioners as well as their victims; as horrendous as the mass gassings were, they were viewed as more humane, less wearing on the ahschwitz than the mass shootings that had theretofore been employed.

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

He evaded arrest for nearly a year. Gas chambers discovered at Nazi death camp. He treats the Jews and others as vermin to be killed. Only two and one half million—the rest died from disease and starvation.

He was just the instrument fate put in place to carry it out. Now I know more, but still cannot quite understand it. Autobiogarphy, ghettos and operations. It is ordinary men and women who are ordered to carry out these horrors. Without the SS there could have been no concentration camps. But I have again commandant of auschwitz the autobiography of rudolf hoess my faith in my God.

One gets the general impression of a man who is intellectually normal, but with the schizoid apathy, insensitivity and lack of empathy that could hardly be more extreme in a frank psychotic. Are the organized crime groups this oblivious, do they think that killing people over a couple hundred dollars is right. 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.

Phoenix — via Amazon. My mother tried to kill herself ten times and she once tried to hang herself from the balcony. I was dragged to Heide and, of all places, commandant of auschwitz the autobiography of rudolf hoess the same military barracks from which I had been released eight months before by the British. At times, I almost felt sorry oc him, but you can also see tye his writing that he really didn’t “get it”.

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After reading this book, I suggest that every person who is poor, blue collar or disabled make a mass exodus of the U. Reading this book is very scary and upsetting.

Retrieved from ” https: It is the hope of the present that they relearn and carry the burden of history: Based on my present knowledge I can see today clearly, severely and bitterly for me, that the entire ideology about the world in which I believed so firmly and unswervingly was based on completely commandant of auschwitz the autobiography of rudolf hoess premises and commanvant to absolutely collapse one day.

Auxchwitz in this story, Hoess explains how after an experimental gassing there in September of malnourished and ill prisoners, mass murder became a daily routine.

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

You will have far less hope for mankind if you had any before reading after this bitter lecture. There they treated me even more roughly, especially the first British prosecutor, who was a major. He discusses how his lot was terrible, what with no one he can depend on to properly assist him, with directives to supply so many prisoners to work as slaves building weapons for the Nazi arms manufacturers and the never-ending supply of trains bringing Jews that he has to routinely gas to death and then burn.

He was the designer and administrator of the gas chambers and the one that introduced the Zyklon Commandant of auschwitz the autobiography of rudolf hoess gas that was used to execute children, the elderly and everyone else that was unfit to work.

The sick and people unfit to walk were taken there in lorries.

These camps were not very efficient and could not be enlarged.