Transcript of Rudolf Hoess "Death Dealer of Auschwitz"
Rudolf Hoess Rudolf Hoess was born on November 25, 1900 in Baden-Baden, Germany. Hoess dropped out of school at the age of 15, and joined the German Calvalry. From this point on, Hoess worked his way up the military ranks. Hoess as a Nazi When Rudolf joined the army, he was only 15. He was the only NCO in the Nazi army. Rudolf was involved in a brutal murder of Walter Kadow, who was said to have betrayed the Nazi's. Rudolf was sentenced to 10 years in prison, but only served half of his term. When Hoess was released, a man named Himmler invited him back to the SS army. From there, he was promoted to captain of the Sachenhausen Concentration camp, and later promoted to the Commandt of Auschwitz Concentration camp. Hoess in Auschwitz During the three years Hoess was the leader of the Auschwitz concentration camp, it symbolized humanity's ultimate descent into evil. Hoess claims he had the power to exterminate 10,000 jews in a single day at Auschwitz alone. Hoess would either burn, shoot, or poison with gas, the jews that he exterminated. After seeing all these people being killed, you would think Hoess would show remorse, but instead he wrote poetry over the beauty of the Auschwitz camp. Hoess was the meanest leader around, and that is where he got the name, Death Dealer of Auschwitz. Legacy of Hoess When the Red Army invaded Germany, Hoess fled from the Auschwitz Camp. He went into hiding in Germany, and changed his name to Franz Lang. Hoess was then found in 1946 by military police and was found guilty of genocide and murder, and was sentenced to death. Hoess was then hung outside a gas chamber in Auschwitz, the same place where he commanded so many people to die. Hoess was killed on April 16, 1947. Hoess himself as a grown man, yet powerful and un-humane in the way he treated the people of the Jewish religion. This pictures Hoess serving as the Commandant of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp This pictures the front of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp in the time of WWII. This marks the exact place where Rudolf Hoess was hung and killed after being sentenced to death by Non-Nazi German officials.Full transcript