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Hitler’s ‘I Knew Nothing’ Bodyguard Dies at 96

By: JTA
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Adolf Hitler’s bodyguard, who claimed he knew nothing about the Nazi extermination of 6 million Jews. Has died at the age of 96.

SS Staff Sgt. Rochus Misch was at Hitler’s side he and Eva Braun committed suicide before the Allies could capture them. Braun, who was his mistress until a quick marriage ceremony shortly before their deaths, died of poisoning and Hitler shot himself. Misch escaped for a short while when the Soviet army took over Berlin. He served nine years in prisoner camps in the Soviet Union before being allowed to return to Germany in 1954.

In an interview with the Associated Press in 2005, he insisted he knew nothing of the Hitler’s Final Solution and that Hitler never brought up the subject when he was present.

He considered Hitler his boss, and said, “He was no brute. He was no monster. He was no superman.”

Misch was born in what now is Poland and joined the SS in 1937 because it was for “the war against Bolshevism.” He later was appointed as one of the two SS men who were Hitler’s personal guards and aides.

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11 Responses to “Hitler’s ‘I Knew Nothing’ Bodyguard Dies at 96”

  1. Sharon Barks says:

    Hope it’s hot where he’s going

  2. Sharon Barks says:

    Hope it’s hot where he’s going

  3. Gail Bill SphynxCat says:

    Rot in hell.

  4. Cody Flecker says:

    The man did his job and his duty very well. Why talk ill of the dead?

  5. Rose Galston says:

    When the Dead are Ill you speak "ILL-LY" of them"…schmuck!!!

  6. He had to know something was going on I don't believe him hr helped Hitler; Misch was a monster.

  7. He had to know something was going on I don't believe him hr helped Hitler; Misch was a monster.

  8. Paula Shouse Cheesman says:

    Really????? How the hell would he have not known? He was saving his own ass!!!!!

  9. Cody is in the the dark he helped hide Hitlers atriocites the Russians should have gassed him he knew. I have Jewish friends I will never sweep ignorance under the rug.

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