Undated picture of Rochus Misch who served as Adolf Hitler's bodyguard from 1939 until 1945. Mr. Misch was in Hitler's bunker in April 1945 when the Fuhrer committed suicide. Rochus Misch died on September 5, 2013 at the age of 96.
Rochus Misch (29 July 1917 – 5 September 2013) was a German Oberscharführer (senior squad leader) in the 1st SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler (LSSAH) during World War II. He served as a courier, bodyguard and telephone operator for German leader Adolf Hitler from 1940 to 1945. He was the last surviving occupant of the Führerbunker when he died in 2013.
Rochus Misch was Adolf Hitler's bodyguard from 1939 until 1945, and he was in the bunker when Hitler committed suicide. He never expressed regret over his wartime service or doubts about “the boss”. He died in September 2013 at the age of 96, the last survivor of the entourage holed up in Hitler's underground lair. In 2009, his daughter, Brigitta Jacobs-Engelken, an architect who worked to restore synagogues, revealed that her mother Gerda, Misch's wife, was Jewish. Misch refused to accept…
Rochus Misch, who died on Sept 5, 2013 in Germany at age 96, was the last surviving Hitler bodyguard who witnessed the last moments of the dictator. Misch was in the Berlin bunker when Hitler shot himself and was operating the switchboard. He spent 8 years in Soviet captivity and returned to Germany in 1953.His memoir in German, Der letzte Zeuge (The Last Witness), was published in 2008.