Rudolf Hoess (Rudolf Höss) was the architect and commandant of the largest killing center ever created, the death camp Auschwitz, whose name has come to symbolize humanity’s ultimate descent into evil. During his trial in Poland, while never denying that he had committed crimes, he contended that he had only been following orders. Hoess also contended that, at the most, a million and a half people had died at Auschwitz, not 5 or 6 million as stated. Hoess was sentenced to death by hanging on 2 April 1947. Hands handcuffed behind his back, Hoss walked to the camp site. The executioners had to help him climb onto the stool placed above the trapdoor. Unfortunately at the first time of trying they hadn’t measured his height or the drop, so when the lever was pulled he landed on his feet and just stood there looking bewildered. They had to lead him back then frantically measure up, shorten the rope and do it all again.
Personally, I’d say he deserved it.