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An accordionist leads a sing-along for SS officers at their retreat at Solahuette outside Auschwitz.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 34739

An accordionist leads a sing-along for SS officers at their retreat at Solahuette outside Auschwitz.

Pictured in the front row are Karl Hoecker, Otto Moll, Rudolf Hoess, Richard Baer, Josef Kramer (standing slightly behind Hoessler and partially obscured), Franz Hoessler, Josef Mengele, Anton Thumann, and Walter Schmidetzki. Hermann Buch is in the center. Konrad Wiegand, head of the Fahrbereitschaft (car and truck pool) is in the middle.

[Based on the officers visiting Solahutte, we surmise that the photographs were taken to honor Rudolf Hoess who completed his tenure as garrison senior on July 29.]

Date
1944 July 14 - 1944 July 17
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Anonymous Donor
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Record last modified: 2016-01-29 00:00:00
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