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.
Posted by The Black Rabbit of Inlé at 23:55