Death Dealer: The Memoirs of the SS Kommandant at Auschwitz

Death Dealer: The Memoirs of the SS Kommandant at Auschwitz


By (author) Rudolph Hoss, Foreword by Primo Levi, Translated by Andrew Pollinger, Edited by Steven Paskuly

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  • Publisher: Da Capo Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 414 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 224mm x 32mm | 662g
  • Publication date: 21 March 1996
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge, MA
  • ISBN 10: 0306806983
  • ISBN 13: 9780306806988
  • Edition statement: Da Capo Press.
  • Illustrations note: 42 photographs/diagrams
  • Sales rank: 92,494

Product description

SS Kommandant Rudolph Hoss (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 Hoss'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, Hoss'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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Table of contents

* Introduction Memoirs * The Final Solution of the Jewish Question in Concentration Camp Auschwitz * Early Years * An Early Traumatic Experience * World War I * Battles of the Free Corps * On Trial for Murder * In Prison * Insights into the Criminal Mind * Prison Psychosis * Model Prisoner * Freedom * The Artamans * Again a Soldier * The Early Concentration Camps * The Types of Guards * Experiences in Sachsenhausen * Kommandant of Auschwitz * The Russian Prisoners of War * The Gypsies * The Jews * The Womens Camp * The Gassings * Chief of the Department of Inspections of Concentration Camps * 1945-47 * Some Final Thoughts Final Letters * Final Letters to His Wife and Children * Some Final Thoughts Profiles of the Camps * Rules and Regulations for Concentration Camps * Purpose of the Concentration Camps * Organization of the Concentration Camps * Camp Punishments * Work Deployment * The Non-Medical Activities of the SS Doctors in Auschwitz Profiles of the SS * Final Letters to His Wife and Children * Night and FogMeerschaum * Lebensborn * Explanation of the Three Concurrent SS Ranks * SS Tattoos * Appendix I: Incident at Budy * Appendix II: Chronology of the Important Events at Auschwitz-Birkenau * Appendix III: Wannasee Conference Minutes