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  • Gudrun Burwitz, ever-loyal daughter of Nazi mastermind Heinrich Himmler, dies at 88

    07/01/2018 10:09:18 AM PDT · by BBell · 86 replies
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/ ^ | 7/1/18 | Matt Schudel
    Gudrun Burwitz, the true-believing daughter of Heinrich Himmler, the architect of the Holocaust and Nazi Germany’s highest-ranking official after Adolf Hitler, died May 24 in or near Munich. She was 88. Her death was first reported by the German newspaper Bild, which also confirmed that Mrs. Burwitz had worked for two years in West Germany’s foreign intelligence agency. The agency’s chief historian, Bodo Hechelhammer, told the newspaper that Mrs. Burwitz worked as a secretary under an assumed name in the early 1960s. The agency does not comment on current or past employees until they have died. Mrs. Burwitz, who was...
  • Günter Grass, German Novelist and Social Critic, Dies at 87

    04/13/2015 12:32:49 PM PDT · by mojito · 13 replies
    NYT ^ | 4/13/2015 | Stephen Kinzer
    Günter Grass, the German novelist, social critic and Nobel Prize winner whom many called his country’s moral conscience but who stunned Europe when he revealed in 2006 that he had been a member of the Waffen-SS during World War II, died on Monday in the northern German city of Lübeck, which had been his home for decades. He was 87. His longtime publisher, Gerhard Steidl, told reporters that he learned late Sunday that Mr. Grass had been hospitalized after falling seriously ill very quickly. The cause of death was not announced.