Members of the "Master Race" relax at their retreat at Solahutte outside of Auschwitz. From left: Richard Baer, who became the commandant of Auschwitz in May 1944; Dr. Josef Mengele; Josef Kramer (hidden), Commandant of Auschwitz-Birkenau; and, Rudolf Hoess (foreground), the former Commandant of Auschwitz; with the man at right unidentified.
Taking a break from savagery and killings, SS Officers are in the mood to sing: An accordionist leads a sing-along for SS officers at their retreat at Solahutte outside Auschwitz. Pictured in the front row are Karl Hoecker, Otto Moll, Rudolf Hoess, Richard Baer, Josef Karmer, Franz Hoessler, and Dr. Josef Mengele. [United States Holocaust Memorial Museum]