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Rochus Misch dies at 96; Hitler's bodyguard was unrepentant
Rochus Misch dies at 96; Hitler's bodyguard was unrepentant

Rochus Misch never expressed regret over his wartime service or doubts about the man he and his comrades called "the boss." Misch was Adolf Hitler's bodyguard, messenger and telephone operator. He had tea and cookies with Hitler's sister in Vienna. He delivered a congratulatory bouquet from Hitler to a young musician who had just announced his engagement. He was in the next room of the infamous Berlin bunker when Hitler and Eva Braun, the longtime mistress who two days earlier had become the Nazi leader's wife, killed themselves on April 30, 1945. Misch, the last survivor of the entourage holed up in Hitler's underground lair, died in Berlin on Thursday. He was 96. His death was...

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