Definitely a must read for anyone studying the Holocaust.
Keep this in mind -- If at any point you should feel any slightest touch of empathy or understanding while reading this book, save it so someone who deserves it.
Rudolf Hoess belonged to a very religious Catholic family, and he at one stage longed to be a priest.
It gets you into the minds of these people and walks you through their horrible actions which at times the reader sometimes tries to understand them.Published 2 months ago by Anthony R Juliano
This book was written by the commandant of Auschwitz while he was awaiting trial and execution. Very interesting insight into the mind of one of the men responsible for murdering... Read morePublished 4 months ago by ssc
An interesting read, but not an accurate tell all. Hoess wrote this autobiography while awaiting trial after the war, so you have to understand that he's not telling all the truth... Read morePublished 4 months ago by W. Allemon
I read this book and less than halfway through, I was feeling the people who edited and reviewed the autobiography were agenda driven. Just like the protagonist, Rudolf Hoess. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Richard
Definitely a must read for anyone studying the Holocaust. Like all of the Third Reich criminals, he was just following orders.Published 6 months ago by unhinged
Must read for history buffs. Self-aggrandizing weasel who, like Eichmann, only followed orders and blamed everyone but himself. Read morePublished 6 months ago by John D.
Very chilling in the frankness of his accounts and lack of humanity.Published 6 months ago by William B. Pribil
A little too antiseptic for me, but very well recorded and so very sad. ThanksPublished 8 months ago by William C. Bartlett