Friday, 6 September 2013
Last Hitler bodyguard dies at 96
The last surviving witness of Adolf Hitler's final days in the Berlin bunker who always referred to the Nazi dictator as "the Boss", has died in his home at the age of 96, his book agent has said.
"His family was with him when he died," Misch's agent, Michael Stehle, said. He died in the modest house in south Berlin where he had lived since 1938.
The only soldier allowed carrying a weapon in the bunker, Misch joined the SS in 1937 aged 20 and was wounded in 1939 in Poland.
He recovered and was reassigned to Hitler's chancellery. He was captured after the war and spent nine years in Soviet prisons.
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