Gallows Buillt for Höss
Opposite these gallows
is where the camp Gestapo
was located. Prisoners suspected of involvement in the camp's
movement or of preparing to escape were interrogated here. Many
prisoners died as a result of being beaten or tortured.
The first commandant of Auschwitz,
Höss, who was tried and sentenced to death after the
war by the Polish Supreme National Tribunal, was hanged here on
April 16, 1947. This was the only time this gallows was used.
Source: Photo by Mitchell Bard from Auschwitz museum. All rights reserved.