The confession of Rudolf Höss, commandant of Auschwitz and Auschwitz-Birkenau (catalogue reference WO 309/217)
Statement made voluntarily at Gaol by Rudolf HOESS former commandant of Auschwitz Concentration Camp on 16th day of March 1946
I personally arranged on orders received from Himmler in May 1941 the gassing of two million persons between June/July 1941 and the end of 1943 during which time I was commandant of Auschwitz.
Fr. Cdt. R. Auschwitz-Birkenau
This 16th day of March 1946 at (-) Gaol, Girmany
Countersigned : – J. [unknown]