Barber to Auschwitz commandant Hoess considered slitting his throat, but feared consequences

February 7, 2015 11:45 AM

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Barber to Auschwitz commandant Hoess considered slitting his throat, but feared consequences

In this Jan. 30 2015 picture Jozef Paczynski, 95, recalls how he was the barber to Auschwitz commandant from 1940 to 1944 in Krakow, Poland. . For years Paczynski has been asked why he didn’t use his sharp instruments to slit the throat of the mass murderer. “I thought about it,” Paczynski said. “But when I realized what the consequences would be I simply could not do it.” .(AP Photo/Vanessa Gera) (The Associated Press)

In this Jan. 29 2015 picture Jozef Paczynski,left, 95, a former Auschwitz prisoner who was the barber to camp commandant Rudolf Hoess, stands next to Eva Mozes Kor, 81, a Jewish survivor of experiments by the sadistic German doctor Josef Mengele, in Krakow, Poland. Paczynski spoke to a group about h...

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