Rudolf Höss handed over to the Polish authorities
On 25 May 1946 Rudolf Höss was handed over to the Polish authorities in Warsaw.
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On 25 May 1946 Rudolf Höss was handed over to the Polish authorities. He spent two months in a prison cell in Warsaw, before being transported by train, along with seven other SS officers, to Krakow. When they arrived there were no cars waiting at the station to pick them up. Rudolf grew nervous, especially when an angry crowd began to gather around the group, having recognised the Kommandant. Just as they began to pose a real danger - some heckling, others threatening to throw stones - the cars arrived and whisked them away. Rudolf was held in Krakow from July until his trial in March 1947.
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