The Commandant: An Account by the First Commanding Officer of Auschwitz

The Commandant An Account by the First Commanding Officer of Auschwitz Rudolf Hoess was the notorious Commandant of Auschwitz Imprisoned and awaiting execution after the war Hoess wrote a long memoir a self serving account of his life and approaches to management The a

  • Title: The Commandant: An Account by the First Commanding Officer of Auschwitz
  • Author: Rudolf Höss Rudolf Hoess Jurg Amann Ian Buruma
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  • Page: 282
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  • Rudolf Hoess was the notorious Commandant of Auschwitz Imprisoned and awaiting execution after the war, Hoess wrote a long memoir, a self serving account of his life and approaches to management.The amoral sensibility Hoess displayed regarding all that went on in the charnal factory where the industrialization of death was practiced where probably 3 million people wereRudolf Hoess was the notorious Commandant of Auschwitz Imprisoned and awaiting execution after the war, Hoess wrote a long memoir, a self serving account of his life and approaches to management.The amoral sensibility Hoess displayed regarding all that went on in the charnal factory where the industrialization of death was practiced where probably 3 million people were literally worked to death, shot or quickly gassed is still almost beyond belief today.Jurg Amann has taken Hoess text and produced a work imaginatively new, always using Hoess own words The Commandant is a book Hoess would certainly not have approved an excruciating insight into Hitler s Final Solution and the nature of evil itself through the prism of the Nazis totalitarian system, one Hoess and so many others felt no requirement to question Ian Buruma s introduction sets this frightening work within a both moral and historical context.

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    About “Rudolf Höss Rudolf Hoess Jurg Amann Ian Buruma

    • Rudolf Höss Rudolf Hoess Jurg Amann Ian Buruma

      Rudolf Franz Ferdinand H ss also spelled H and Hoess 1900 1901 16 April 1947 was an SS Obersturmbannf hrer Lieutenant Colonel , and from 4 May 1940 to November 1943 the first commandant of Auschwitz concentration camp H ss joined the Nazi Party in 1922 and the SS in 1934 He was hanged in 1947 following his trial.



    144 thoughts on “The Commandant: An Account by the First Commanding Officer of Auschwitz

    • Better captures the banality of evil than almost anything I've read. Lack of contrition coupled with self-pity makes this an extremely creepy reflection of mans' capacity for inhumanity to fellow man. Follow it up with The Psychopath Test to lighten things up a bit.


    • 'samenvatting' van de memoires van de kampcommandant van Auschwitz Rudolph Hoss door auteur Jurgen Amann, verschenen in 2011. Erg interessant voor wie in een uurtje (zolang deed ik erover, 100 bladzijden met groot lettertype) de belangrijkste gedachtes van iemand wil meekrijgen over zijn leven als commandant van Auschwitz. Was hij simpelweg een monster? Hoe kijkt hij terug op zijn leven en de vernietiging? Vond hij het nodig? Hoe voelde hij zich erbij? Hoe gingen dit soort massale executies in z [...]


    • This is a fascinating read. Obedience is a strange and powerful master. If you find psychology and history interesting subjects, I'd recommend you read this. Also read up on the Milgram studies because I think what we have here is a perfect example of it in action. You may, as others have before you, decide this man was simply evil but there is more to it than that and to just write him off as monster is to fail to understand the true nature of what happened to him and many other once "normal" p [...]


    • The Commandant of Auschwitz recounts how and why he become involved in the Holocaust, it is a whistle-stop tour of Hoess' life but his experiences in WW1 and post-WW1 Germany go some way to explain how somebody who went home to his family after committing mass murder could be so blasé about his crimes. Interesting to hear his recounting of the difference in the moments prior to execution between 'career criminals' and 'enemies of the Nazi state', with the 'career criminals' ranting and raving b [...]


    • Kommandant. An account written by Rudolph Hoess,the Kommandant of Auschwitz, a person who was once planning to be a priest. This was penned while awaiting sentence for his crimes. Editing of his work is said to improve clarity only.Only 64 pages, it is clear and easy to follow but has no emotion or detail- but then, it was written as an offering of an explanation to the world of his actions, not as a display of his skills with literature. Had he been interviewed by a better than average writer i [...]


    • I didn't know how to rate this book I couldn't give it a 5 because I didn't enjoy this book too much naturally then again I couldn't give it a 1 either, because it's history At some stage I think I read this book as fiction and in the end I thought- "Golly, this is not fiction. A lot of people died."


    • Es war fürchterlich zu lesen; auch dass jemand tatsächlich solch grauenhaftes Tun als etwas so banales wie "ich war ja nur Befehlsempfänger" herunterspielt und möglicherweise davon persönlich überzeugt war.


    • It's hard to give this book a star rating. Not because I wouldn't appreciate Amann's work and effort, which I do, but because of the story the book tells and because of its originator who simply doesn't deserve any stars whatsoever.


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