Rudolf Hoess (1900-1947) was the commandant of Auschwitz concentration camp. He was found guilty of murder and executed by hanging at Auschwitz on April 16, 1947.Jurg Amann was born in Switzerland in 1947, and his writings include plays, poetry, essays, and literary criticism. He has received the Ingeborg Bachman, the Conrad Ferdinand Meyer, and the Schiller Prize.Ian Buruma writes about a broad range of political and cultural subjects, most frequently for The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. He lives in New York. He is the recipient of the international Erasmus Prize and the Shorenstein Journalism Award, and he was twice voted one of the Top 100 Public Intellectuals by Foreign Policy/Prospect.