Hitler's Last Witness

The Memoirs of Hitler's Bodyguard

Rosch Misch

 
Date Published :
June 2017
Publisher :
Frontline Books
Language:
English
Illustration :
32 pages of plates
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781473899025
Pages : 272
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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Overview
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After being seriously wounded in the 1939 Polish campaign, Rochus Misch was invited to join Hitler's SS-bodyguard. There he served until the wars end as Hitler’s bodyguard, courier, orderly and finally as Chief of Communications.

On the Berghoff terrace he watched Eva Braun organize parties; observed Heinrich Himmler and Albert Speer; and monitored telephone conversations from Berlin to the East Prussian Headquarters on 20 July 1944 after the attempt on Hitler's life. Towards the end Misch was drawn into the Fuhrerbunker with the last of the faithful. As defeat approached, he remained in charge of the bunker switchboard as his duty required, even after Hitler committed suicide.

Misch knew Hitler as the private man and his position was one of unconditional loyalty. His memoirs offer an intimate view of life in close attendance to Hitler and of the endless hours deep inside the bunker; and provide new insights into military events such as Hitler’s initial feelings that the 6th Army should pull out of Stalingrad. Shortly before he died Misch wrote a new introduction for this English-language edition.

About The Author
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Born in 1917, Rochus Misch was recruited into Hitler’s SS-bodyguard in 1940. He served as a bodyguard, courier and telephonist for five years. After Hitler’s death he was held in Russian captivity for nine years. He died in 2013.

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