Adolf Hitler   visits the Degenerate Art exhibition.  Photograph: Northwestern University

The beige apartment block in Munich’s upmarket Schwabing neighbourhood was an unremarkable 1960s structure. The apartment of Cornelius Gurlitt was (...)

Rochus Misch served as bodyguard to Nazi leader and German chancellor Adolf Hitler for most of the Second World War. Photograph: Popperfoto/Getty Images

Rochus Misch, who served as Adolf Hitler’s devoted bodyguard for most of the Second World War and was the last remaining witness to the Nazi leader’s (...)

Adolf Hitler with Hermann Wilhelm Goering on his left. “Adolf Hitler – Germany’s Führer, the worst criminal in the world, the worst gangster in human history, is dead,” is the announcement at the opening of the black- and-white film. Photograph: Picture Post/Getty Images

Three years after the second World War ended, almost half of Americans believed Adolf Hitler was alive and well and living in South America. (...)

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