06 August 2006

Rudolf Hoess arrest-Germany

Rudolf Hoess

The prisoner was torn from the top bunk, the pyjamas ripped from his
body. He was then dragged naked to one of the slaughter tables,
where it
seemed to Clarke the blows and screams were endless.

Eventually, the Medical Officer urged the Captain: "Call them off,
you want to take back a corpse."

A blanket was thrown over Höss and he was dragged to Clarke's car,
the sergeant poured a substantial slug of whisky down his throat.
tried to sleep.

Clarke thrust his service stick under the man's eyelids and ordered
Geffnan: "Keep your pig eyes open, you swine."

For the first time Höss trotted out his oft-repeated justification:
took my orders frorn Himmler. I was a soldier in the same way as you
a soldier and we had to obey orders."

The party arrived back at Heide around three in the morning. The
snow was
swirling still, but the blanket was torn from Höss and he was made to
completely nude through the prison yard to his cell

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