Photographer's Note

2 April 1947 the court announced its verdict, sentencing Hoess to death by hanging. The day after the sentence prisoners were directed to petition the authorities postulating that Hoess was killed in the camp. The execution was to be held on 14 April, but postponed it because it was feared that the inhabitants of the vicinity of Auschwitz will try to make lynching of Hoessie during transporting him to the camp.

In the picture on the gallows which he was hanged was the commander of the camp.

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Additional Photos by Lukasz Oborzelski (jajko) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 201 W: 46 N: 97] (775)
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