The confession of Rudolf Höss

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.


Rudolf Hoess


Fr. Cdt. R. Auschwitz-Birkenau


This 16th day of March 1946 at (-) Gaol, Girmany

Countersigned : – J. [unknown]


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