HESS, Rudolf Franz (Hoess)( The camp commandant of Auschwitz)
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Hess, Rudolf Franz (Hoess), (1900-1947), the camp commandant of Auschwitz. Born November 25, 1900 in Baden-Baden in the family of the shopkeeper. As a teenager involved in the 1-st world war, fought on the Turkish front. Several times was wounded, awarded the Iron Cross II and I degree. After the war, joined the "Volunteer Corps". In 1923, together with Martin Bormann Hess was arrested for the murder of Walter Kadova, whom the Nazis accused that he allegedly gave the French occupation authorities Albert Leo Schlageter. In 1928, after his release under an amnesty, joined the SS. In 1934 sent to the Dachau concentration camp guard. In 1940 with the rank of SS-Hauptsturmfiihrer became commandant of Auschwitz. Hess bore full responsibility for the destruction of more than 2.5 million. people in gas chambers in Auschwitz. In 1945, on the recommendation of Bormann Hess was appointed deputy chief inspector of concentration camps Obergruppenfuhrer SS Richard Glyuksa. March 29, 1947 Hess was sentenced to death in Warsaw and a few days after it is executed at Auschwitz.