Death of Jozef Paczynski

April 26, 2015
Krakow, Poland

Ex-Auschwitz prisoner dies at 95
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By VANESSA GERA, The Associated Press

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Jozef Paczynski, a Polish political prisoner at Auschwitz who became the personal barber to camp commander Rudolf Hoess, has died. He was 95.

For much of World War II, Paczynski was led to Hoess' home and ordered to cut the hair of one of the worst mass murderers in history.

For decades afterward he was repeatedly asked why he didn't use his sharp tools to slit the throat of the man responsible for over a...

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