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Hitler’s Former Bodyguard Reveals What The Final Moments Before His Death Looked Like

More than 70 years after his death, Adolf Hitler’s legacy stands as an uneasy reminder of how quickly the course of a country’s future can be altered, and what the devastating consequences can be. Nazi Germany has become a dire warning bell that tolls whenever we are at risk of forgetting the past and the horrors it contains. The Third Reich shows us how the bitter resentment of minorities and economic strife can be manipulated and used as a mandate to commit unspeakable acts.

 

Recently, details of Adolf Hitler’s startling drug habits have been reported in Norman Ohler’s book Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany – or The Total Rush. An assassination attempt made on 20 July, 1944 (a bomb concealed inside a briefcase) shattered Hitler’s ear drums and left his skin pierced with splinters. Following this incident, Hitler became reclusive, anxious and paranoid.Under instructions to help him regain his confidence, Hitler’s doctor began administering him with an intense regimen of opiates which destroyed his veins and rendered him erratic and unhinged. Ohler’s book also claims that a lack of drugs and heavy withdrawal led to the dictator’s suicide on 30 April, 1945.

 
 
But now a newly-published book has given historians new information about one of the most evil men in history. For the first time, illuminating anecdotal details of Adolf Hitler’s last moments before his death have been published in English. This is the chilling account of Hitler’s bodyguard: one of the last people to see him alive.Rochus Misch, who died in 2013, was Hitler’s personal bodyguard. His book, Hitler’s Last Minutes, chronicles the moments leading up to the Nazi leader’s death and the immediate aftermath. It provides a series of photographs that reveal the fascinating private life of one of history’s most notorious dictators. Martin Mace, the commissioning editor of the book, describes the moments
prior to Hitler’s suicide from the point of view of Misch.