I read this with great interest some time ago, Rudolph Hoess was the commandant of Aushcwitz, from a very simple background he joined and rose within the ranks of the SS. Removed frm Auschwitz in 1943 only to return later to finish the work he once started. He was taken prisoner by the British and ordered to write his autobiography during his trial. This book is exactly that, his autobiography as penned by him. Much is to be believed but much equally not depending on how well you know the history of the camp and the holocaust. His meeting with Himmler still puzzles me to this day, I still dont think the truth is really out there regarding all that was discussed. However, If you really want to read a couple of hundred pages of pure arrogance and stupidity then here is your book! Very gripping if unbelievably horific piece of work.