In , a photo album created by Höcker came to the attention of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; the. The album belonged to Karl Höcker, the adjutant to the final camp commandant at Auschwitz, Richard Baer. Höcker took the pictures as. Picture from Karl Hoecker album. Author: SS photo. Foreground (from the left): Richard Baer, the third and the last commandant of KL Auschwitz; Dr Josef.

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His father was a construction workerwho was later killed in action during World War I. After having been unemployed for two and a half years, kal joined the SS in October and the Nazi Party in May During the same period he also received some military training.

Inhe became the adjutant to the commandant at Majdanek during the Operation Reinhardt mass deportations and murders. Thereafter, he was transferred to the Dora-Mittelbau concentration camp along with Baer.

Laughing at Auschwitz – SS auxiliaries poses at a resort for Auschwitz personnel, 1942

The two men administered the camp until the Allies arrived. He married before the war and had a son and daughter during the war, with whom he was reunited after his release from 18 months in a British POW camp in Early in the s he was apprehended by West German authorities in his hometown, where he was a bank official.


It is not known why the bank rehired and promoted him after a long absence. He further denied any knowledge of the fate of the approximatelyHungarian Jews who were murdered at Auschwitz during his term of service at the camp.

While accounts from survivors and other SS officers all but placed him there, prosecutors could locate no conclusive evidence to prove the claim. He was released in and was able to return to his bank post as a chief cashier, where he worked until his retirement.

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I had no ability hoecer influence these events in any way…neither did I want them, nor carry them out. Measurements from photogrammetric analysis, along with the height listed in his SS service records, were compared to a figure found in two of the photos from the “Auschwitz Album” made by SS photographers whose face cannot be seen.


Barring concrete evidence, all the above is conjecture. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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