Rudolf Höss, SS Obersturmbanführer

Rudolf Höss (1900-1947), SS Obersturmbanführer, Commandant of the concentration camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau from May 1940 to December 1943, and later Chief of Section D I in the main economic-administrative office of the SS in Berlin. The Supreme National Tribunal in Warsaw sentenced him to death on April 2, 1947. The sentence was carried out in Auschwitz-Birkenau on April 16, 1947, by hanging.
Photo credit: Meczenstwo Walka, Zaglada Aydów w Polsce 1939-1945. Poland. No. 289.

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