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Friday 9 December 2016

Auschwitz barber dies at age of 95

Jozef Paczynski, a Polish political prisoner at Auschwitz who became the personal barber to camp commander Rudolf Hoess, has died aged 95.

The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum confirmed that Paczynski died on Sunday in the nearby city of Krakow, where he lived.

Mr Paczynski was among the first prisoners of Auschwitz and one of the prisoners to survive there the longest. He was among a group of Polish Prisoners of War transported to the camp in 1940 by the Germans.

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