Rudolf Hoess (1900–1947) supervised the organised extermination of two million people during his tenure as commandant of Auschwitz. He was hanged in Poland for his war crimes.
Jürg Amann is the award-winning author of numerous plays, essays, and literary criticism. He lives in Switzerland.
Ian Buruma, the author of Taming the Gods: Religion and Democracy on Three Continents , writes frequently for The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and The New York Times