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FILE - In this March 10, 2005 file photo Hitler's bodyguard Rochus Misch points on a picture of Adolf Hitler he had taken in Berchtesgarden, southern Germany, in the early 1940th in his house in Berlin. Misch, who was the last remaining witness to the Nazi leader's final hours in his Berlin bunker, has died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. He was 96. (AP Photo/Herbert Knosowski, File)

Hitler bodyguard Rochus Misch dies at 96

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BERLIN (AP) -- Rochus Misch, who served as Adolf Hitler's devoted bodyguard for most of World War II and was the last remaining witness to the Nazi leader's final hours in his Berlin bunker, has died. He was 96.

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Misch died Thursday in Berlin after a short illness, Burkhard Nachtigall, who helped him write his 2008 memoir, told The Associated Press in an email on Friday.

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