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  Elul 16, 5773 , 22/08/13

New Book on Jew Who Helped Bring Rudolph Hoess to Trial

A new book has been published, telling the story of Alexander Hanns, a Jew who worked as a translator for a team of Nazi hunters who captured and brought the notorious Auschwitz Commander, Rudolph Hoess, to trial at Nuremberg.

The book, Hanns And Rudolf: The German Jew And The Hunt For The Kommandant Of Auschwitz, was written by Alexander’s grandnephew, Thomas Harding.

Hoess, amongst other atrocities, was responsible for the use of Zyklon B, the gas used in the chambers.

Hoess was tried both at Nuremberg and then by Poland, and sentenced to death for crimes against humanity.  He was hanged adjacent to the Auschwitz crematoria

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