I have previously written about how Rudolf Hoess’ confession was coerced. In this article I would like to expand on that. My research is from Carlo Mattogno’s book, Commandant of Auschwitz, unless otherwise stated. (Even though the websites for CoDoH and Castle Hill Publishing are unavailable at the moment, you can still purchase Holocaust Handbooks here.)
How did Rudolf Hoess get captured in the first place? It all begins when his wife, Hedwig Hoess, was arrested in the middle of the night in November of 1945. For six days she refused to to give up her husband. She only did so because the British military of the 92nd Field Security Section had threatened to deport her son, Klaus, to Siberia and was told that she would never see him again. After this threat she provided her husband’s alias and address for her captors.
Shortly after Rudolf Hoess was captured. He was tortured for three days before he gave a confession that he doesn’t even remember giving. The following is from Hoess’ memoirs:
At my first interrogation, evidence was obtained by beating me. I do not know what is in the record, although I signed it. Alcohol and the whip were too much for me. The whip was my own, which by chance had got into my wife’s luggage. It had hardly ever touched my horse, far less the prisoners. Nevertheless, one of my interrogators was convinced that I had perpetually used it for flogging the prisoners. (source)
What kind of torture are we talking about? The book Legions of Death, by Rupert Butler, recounts what happened to Hoess when he was first captured:
The prisoner [Hoess] 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, unless you want to take back a corpse.”
A blanket was thrown over Höss and he was dragged to Clarke’s car, where the sergeant poured a substantial slug of whisky down his throat. Then Höss tried to sleep.
Clarke thrust his service stick under the man’s eyelids and ordered in German: “Keep your pig eyes open, you swine.”
For the first time Höss trotted out his oft-repeated justification: “I took my orders from Himmler. I am a soldier in the same way as you are 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 walk completely nude through the prison yard to his cell. (source)
The following is another recounting of how Hoess was treated from the book Hanns and Rudolf : the German jew and the hunt for the Kommandant of Auschwitz, by Thomas Harding. Note: Alexander Hanns was Jewish.
Yet another recollection of Hoess’ torture that I found in an article by Robert Faurisson:
Mr. Ken Jones was then a private with the fifth Royal Horse Artillery stationed at Heid[e) in Schleswig-Holstein. “They brought him to us when he refused to cooperate over questioning about his activities during the war. He came in the winter of 1945/6 and was put in a small jail cell in the barracks,” recalls Mr. Jones. Two other soldiers were detailed with Mr. Jones to join Höss in his cell to help break him down for interrogation. “We sat in the cell with him, night and day, armed with axe handles. Our job was to prod him every time he fell asleep to help break down his resistance,” said Mr. Jones. When Höss was taken out for exercise he was made to wear only jeans and a thin cotton shirt in the bitter cold. After three days and nights without sleep, Höss finally broke down and made a full confession to the authorities. (Source: Wrexham Leader, October 17,1986)
No wonder Hoess did not remember his confession. He was physically abused, forced to consume alcohol, and was deprived of sleep.
There is an important fact that Holocaust fabulists don’t like to advertise. I even had to catch Sarah (Bing AI) in a lie to get her to admit to it. That fact is that Rudolf Hoess was the only defendant at the International Military Tribunal (IMT), or Nuremberg Trials, that confessed to being directly involved in the homicidal gassings. You know, the same guy they brutally tortured in order to get his confession.
On April 15th, 1946, Hoess took the stand at the IMT. He was not one of the 24 main defendants. The reason given for this is because he was captured after the trail began. This was a good deal for the Allies as they could have him testify for the IMT and not have to punish him. Because of this they were able to tout out his key witness testimony again for his trial in Poland in 1947. He was executed after that trial.
Now you may be asking why would Hoess get on the stand and testify to things that were not true. No one can answer that question for sure, but there are a few safe bets. First, the Allies could use his wife and five children as leverage. We already know how they like to threaten deportation to Siberia. Second, considering what Hoess was subjected to it’s highly likely that he mentally and emotionally broken by the Allies.
Plus there are continuity issues with Hoess’ story. The following is from Hoess’ IMT affidavit from 5 April 1946:
The “final solution” of the Jewish question meant the complete extermination of all Jews in Europe. l was ordered to establish extermination facilities at Auschwitz in June 1941. At that time there were already in the general government three other extermination camps; BELZEK, TREBLINKA and WOLZEK. These camps were under the Einsatzkommando of the Security Police and SD. I visited Treblinka to find out how they carried out their exterminations. The Camp Commandant at Treblinka told me that he had liquidated 80,000 in the course of one half year. He was principally concerned with liquidating all the Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto. He used monoxide gas and I did not think that his methods were very efficient. So when I set up the extermination building at Auschwitz, l used Cyclon B, which was a crystallized Prussic Acid which we dropped into the death chamber from a small opening. (source)
Problem is that the alleged Treblinka death camp was established in July of 1942. The Holocaust narrative gets in a spot of trouble as Holocaust fabulists claim that testing Zyklon B to gas people started in September of 1941 after Hoess got the idea to employ gassing from visiting a camp that didn’t exist yet. Awkward.
You might have already notice that Hoess also mentioned a camp that you’ve probably never heard of: Wolzek. This is because there is no camp named Wolzek. For more about this curious problem please read my article The Wolzek Problem. If you would like an in depth analysis of Hoess’ testimony you can read pages 179–335 of the Carlo Mattogno book I mentioned earlier.
Not only did the IMT not prove that the Germans were committing genocide on European Jews, as this fact was already decided on before the trial began (see image below), but its star witness to these alleged gassings had a coerced confession that is riddled with issues. The greatest trick the Holocaust fabulists ever pulled was making the populace believe that the Holocaust narrative was proven beyond a shadow of a doubt when, in fact, it was never put to trial.