Affidavit signed by Rudolf Hoess attesting to his gassing of Jews at Auschwitz while he served as commander.
The German text reads: “I declare herewith under oath that in the years 1941-1943 during my tenure in office as commandant of Auschwitz Concentration Camp 2 million Jews were put to death by gassing and a 1/2 million by other means. Rudolf Hoess. May 14, 1946." The confession is also signed by Josef Maier of the US Chief of Counsel's office.