Rudolf Hoss

Birthday
25, 1901
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Apr 16, 1947 (45)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
25, 1901
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Apr 16, 1947 (45)

About

Notorious Nazi who served as the commandant of the Auschwitz concentration camp, where millions of Jews were killed on his watch. He was ultimately hanged to death for his crimes in 1947.

Before Fame

He grew up in a strict Catholic household and served at a military hospital during World War I.

Trivia

His handwritten confession is displayed at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.

Family Life

He married Hedwig Hensel in 1929 and had children named Ingebrigitt, Klaus, Hans-Rudolf, Heidetraut and Annegret.

Associated With

He oversaw the murders carried about by the likes of Josef Mengele at Auschwitz.