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The Resource The Commandant : a monologue, the Rudolf Hoess text ; edited by Jurg Amann ; afterword by Ian Buruma

The Commandant : a monologue, the Rudolf Hoess text ; edited by Jurg Amann ; afterword by Ian Buruma

Label
The Commandant : a monologue
Title
The Commandant
Title remainder
a monologue
Statement of responsibility
the Rudolf Hoess text ; edited by Jurg Amann ; afterword by Ian Buruma
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 charnel 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. Here, noted writer Jurg Amann has distilled Hoess' memoir into an illuminating new work. The Commandant is a book Hoess would certainly not have approved--a chilling 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 afterword sets this frightening excerpt within a broader moral and historical context.--From publisher description
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1900-1947
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Höss, Rudolf
Dewey number
940.5318
Index
no index present
LC call number
D805.P7
LC item number
H6713 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1947-
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  • Amann, Jurg
  • Buruma, Ian
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  • Höss, Rudolf
  • Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
  • Nazis
  • Concentration camp commandants
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jews
Label
The Commandant : a monologue, the Rudolf Hoess text ; edited by Jurg Amann ; afterword by Ian Buruma
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn706018496
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
112 p.
Isbn
9781590206775
System control number
(OCoLC)706018496
Label
The Commandant : a monologue, the Rudolf Hoess text ; edited by Jurg Amann ; afterword by Ian Buruma
Publication
Control code
ocn706018496
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
112 p.
Isbn
9781590206775
System control number
(OCoLC)706018496

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