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bijou
09-07-2013, 05:53 AM
Misch, a member of the SS, was a devoted bodyguard for most of the war and was with Hitler in Berlin when the dictator and his wife Eva Braun both committed suicide.

He remained in the bunker for days after Hitler's death and escaped as Russian troops came in to Berlin. However he was later captured and taken to the Soviet Union, where he spent nine years in prisoner of war camps. He returned to Germany (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/germany/) in 1954 where he was reunited with his wife in Berlin, and opened a shop

Misch affectionately referred to Hitler as "boss" and controversially defended him even after the war.

...http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/germany/10291892/Rochus-Misch-Hitlers-bodyguard-and-last-survivor-of-Berlin-bunker-dies-aged-96.html

RobJohnson
09-07-2013, 07:32 AM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/germany/10291892/Rochus-Misch-Hitlers-bodyguard-and-last-survivor-of-Berlin-bunker-dies-aged-96.html

I had no idea that there was a body guard still alive. Interesting.

bijou
09-07-2013, 07:48 AM
I had no idea that there was a body guard still alive. Interesting.

Me neither. He must be one of the last people alive who was an adult when he knew Hitler.