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Death dealer : the memoirs of the SS Kommandant at Auschwitz

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Death dealer : the memoirs of the SS Kommandant at Auschwitz
Call No: 943.086 H82d

Call Number943.086 H82d
Dates1996; ©1996
Statement of Responsibilityby Rudolph Höss ; edited by Steven Paskuly ; translated by Andrew Pollinger ; foreword by Primo Levi.
Creators & ContributorsHöss, Rudolf (author)
Paskuly, Steven (editor)
Pollinger, Andrew (translator)
Levi, Primo (contributor)
Höss, Rudolf (subject)
Summary"Death Dealer is a new, unexpurgated translation of [Rudolph Höss's] autobiography, written before and during Höss's trial and while awaiting his execution. This edition includes rare photos, the minutes of the Wannsee Conference (where the Final Solution was decided and coordinated), original diagrams of the camps a detailed chronology of important events at Auschwitz-Birkenau, and Höss's final letters to his family." —Back cover
ContentsForeword / Primo Levi
Translator's Notes

Part I. Memoirs
  1. The Final Solution of the Jewish Question in Concentration Camp Auschwitz
  2. Early Years
  3. An Early Traumatic Experience
  4. World War I
  5. Battles of the Free Corps
  6. On Trial for Murder
  7. In Prison
  8. Insights into the Criminal Mind
  9. Prison Psychosis
  10. Model Prisoner
  11. Freedom
  12. The Artamans
  13. Again a Soldier
  14. The Early Concentration Camps
  15. The Types of Guards
  16. Experiences in Sachsenhausen
  17. Kommandant of Auschwitz
  18. The Russian Prisoners of War
  19. The Gypsies
  20. The Jews
  21. The Women's Camp
  22. The Gassings
  23. Chief of the Department of Inspections of Concentration Camps
  24. 1945–47
  25. Some Final Thoughts
Part II. Final Letters
  1. Final Letters to His Wife and Children
  2. Epilogue
Part III. Profiles of the Camps
  1. Rules and Regulations for Concentration Camps -- Purpose of the Camps -- Organization of the Concentration Camps -- Kommandant's Office -- Political Department -- Protective Custody Camp -- Administration -- Camp Doctor -- Guard Troops -- Camp Punishments -- Work Deployment -- The Non-Medical Activities of the SS Doctors in Auschwitz
Part IV. Profiles of the SS
  1. Organization Schmelt -- Aumeier -- Baer -- Bischoff - Burger -- Caesar -- Eichmann -- Eicke -- Fritzsch -- Globocnik -- Glücks -- Grabner -- Gravits -- Hartjentstein -- Himmler -- Kammler -- Liebehenschel -- Lolling -- Maurer -- Möckel -- Müller -- Palitzsch -- Pohl -- Schwarz -- Sell -- Thomsen -- Wirths
  2. Night and Fog—Meerschaum
  3. Lebensborn
  4. Explanation of the Three Concurrent SS Ranks
  5. SS Tattoos
Appendix I. Incident at Budy
Appendix II. Chronology of the Important Events at Auschwitz-Birkenau
Appendix III. Wannsee Conference Minutes
Physical Description ix, 390 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherNew York : Da Capo Press
EditionFirst Da Capo Press edition
  • Originally published: Buffalo, NY : Prometheus Books, 1992
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [383]–385) and index
RecognitionGifted in 2019 by Kit Krieger in memory of Else Dunner (z'l)