Note 007
by Joachim C. Fest

7 Broszat, introduction to Höss, Kommandant in Auschwitz. During cross-examination by Counsel for the Defence Dr Kauffmann, Hoss assured the Nuremberg Tribunal:

'These so-called ill-treatments and tortures in the concentration camps . . . were not, as supposed, method, but excesses of individual leaders, deputy leaders and men who laid violent hands on the prisoners' (see IMT, XI).
From Chapter 22, Rudolf Höss , Part 3 of The Face Of The Third Reich by J.C. Fest -- See further Notes

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