Rudolf Höss and the inheritance of evil

German Grandchildren of Nazis Delve Into Past


Rudolf Hoess was in charge of Auschwitz from May 1940 to November 1943. He came back to Auschwitz for a short stint in 1944, to oversee the murder of some 400,000 Hungarian Jews in the camp's gas chambers within less than two months.

The commandant lived in a luxurious mansion at Auschwitz with his wife and five children — among them Hans-Rudolf, the father of Rainer. Only 150 meters (yards) away the crematories' chimneys were blowing out the ashes of the dead day and night.

After the war, Hoess went into hiding on a farm in northern Germany; he was eventually captured and hanged in 1947, in front of his former home on the grounds of Auschwitz.

"When I investigate and read about my grandfather's crimes, it tears me apart every single time," Hoess said during a recent interview at his home in a little Black Forest village.

As a young man, he said, he tried twice to kill himself. He has suffered three heart attacks in recent years as well as asthma, which he says gets worse when he digs into his family's Nazi past.

Today, Hoess says, he no longer feels guilty, but the burden of the past weighs on him at all times.

"My grandfather was a mass murderer — something that I can only be ashamed and sad about," said the 45-year-old chef and father of two boys and two girls. "However, I do not want to close my eyes and pretend nothing ever happened, like the rest of my family still does....I want to stop the curse that's been haunting my family ever since, for the sake of myself and that of my own children."

Hoess is no longer in contact with his father, brother, aunts and cousins, who all call him a traitor. Strangers often look at him with distrust when he tells them about his grandfather — "as if I could have inherited his evil."

Comment: Wiki on Rudolf Höss. Ezekiel 18:19-21 speaks directly to this:

The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not bear the guilt of the father, nor the father bear the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself.

1 comment:

  1. The Zionist controlled Bolsheviks murdered 40 million Russians after the revolution, does that qualify to be a holocaust.
    Eisenhower murdered 1.7 million German POWs after WWII.
    The Red Cross did not find any holocaust evidence.

    My brother was in Palestine in 1946 with the British Army, the Jewish minority were bombing the place, and kidnapping British solders and hanging them. Due to pressure from the Jewish lobby in the USA and infamous Balfour Declaration the place was handed over to the Jews. They then proceeded to make the Arabs 3rd class citizens in their own country. They always try to take over, the ancient Egyptians threw them out (don't believe that exodus cr£&ap), so did the Romans, and others have had to do the same.


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