Washington, Sep 16: Auschwitz commandant’s daughter Brigitte Hoss has been living secretively in Northern Virginia after retiring as a fashion salon worker in Washington.
The Washington Post reports that she has kept her past out of public view for more than 40 years, not even sharing her story with her closest family members.
She was recently diagnosed with cancer and spends much of her days dealing with the medical consequences, the report added.
Her father Rudolf Hoss had designed and built Auschwitz from an old army barracks in Poland to a killing machine capable of murdering 2,000 people an hour.
Hoss was the first person to admit slaughtering one million people, including Jews, gypsies, Polish, and Russian political prisoners, at Auschwitz.
Hoss was captured after the war by Hanns Alexander, a German Jew, and was handed over to the Americans, who made him testify at Nuremberg.
Later on, he was passed to the Poles, who prosecuted him, then hanged him on a gallows next to the Auschwitz crematorium.
Brigitte said she was afraid there were crazy people out there and they might burn her house down for being Hoss’s daughter. (ANI)