It was the home referred to as a ‘paradise’ by its inhabitants, a villa surrounded by a walled garden and high trees. But it was where Nazi Rudolf Hoess lived with his wife and five children when he was the commander of Auschwitz-Birkenau – the concentration camp in which 1.2million Jews were murdered during the Holocaust. The home was on the corner of the camp. The trees and the garden wall deliberately obscured the view of the chimney of the crematoria, where the bodies of men, women and children who had been murdered in gas chamber were burnt to ashes. Now, astonishing photos – taken in 2007 but revealed for the first time – show the inside of the home, near the town of Oswiecim, in Poland, which was occupied by the Nazis during the Second World War. The images were taken by historian Ian Baxter, who – along with his friend Kevin Bowden – was given a private tour of the home by its then owner. They show how much of the property was still as it was in the 1940s, including the original green-tiled bathroom which Hoess and his family used. Mr Baxter also uncovered diary entries of… Read full this story
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