Sunday, September 8, 2013

Auschwitz Commandant's Daughter Hiding in Northern Virginia

Here is Rudolf Höss, Kommandant of Auschwitz. His daughter, Brigitte Höss, 80 years old, lives in northern Virginia and has never talked about her father's role in the Holocaust.

In a remarkable story in the Washington Post Magazine section,  we learn that "it was Rudolf Höss who designed and built Auschwitz from an old army barracks in Poland to a killing machine capable of murdering 2,000 people an hour."

Now, diagnosed with cancer, Brigitte Höss, begins to talk about the story she has kept secret even from her grand children and closest friends.

This is a fascinating story that might be interesting for students later in the year when we study World War II.

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