For nearly 40 years Brigitte Höss kept a secret: her father was Rudolf Höss, a notorious Nazi who made Auschwitz into a killing camp that took the lives of 1.1 million Jews and tens of thousands of gypsies and Polish and Russian prisoners of war. Having found her way to the United States, Brigitte worked at a Jewish-owned fashion salon in Washington, D.C., for over 30 years. The owners knew her secret. For years after Brigitte retired, they called her monthly to see how she was doing. The owners’ son was asked why his parents employed Brigitte, knowing their own family was driven out of Germany by people like Brigitte’s father. “She is a human being,” he said. “She was not responsible for her father” (Washington Post, September 7).