Saturday, 26 October 2013

Rick Steves' Auschwitz lampshade story

Popular American travel writer and television presenter—who loves his marijuana—Rick Steves

In his 2012 book Rick Steves' Snapshot Krakow, Warsaw & Gdansk Rick Steves writes about Auschwitz I:

"Shortly after the war, camp commander Rudolf Höss was tried, convicted, and sentenced to death. Survivors requested that he be executed at Auschwitz. In 1947, he was hanged. These gallows are preserved behind the crematorium (about a hundred yards from his home where his wife—who loved her years here—read stories to their children, very likely by the light of a human-skin lampshade)."

Rick Steves, Cameron Hewitt, Rick Steves' Snapshot Krakow, Warsaw & Gdansk, Emeryville, CA: Avalon Travel Publishing, 2012, p.103.

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