Rudolf Höss with his family lived beside Concentrationcamp Auschwitz l.
Rudolf Höss was Camp Commandant of Auschwitz l from May 1940 to December 1943. In 1941 he helped establish Auschwitz II - Birkenau. He made a model-extermination camp of Auschwitz lI.
Most victims died in the gas chambers because of the use of the gas Zyklon B.
After the war Rudolf Höss managed to escape.
In March 1946 he was arrested and he was hanged on the gallow at Auschwitz l.
This gallow stands near his former home. (photo 2)
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- Text: Anneke Moerenhout
- Photos: Paul & Anneke Moerenhout