Gudrun Burwitz

 

 

Age: 88

 

Summary: daughter of top Nazi Heinrich Himmler whose father led the Schutzstaffel (SS, "Protection Squadron") in Nazi Germany during World War II, who herself was a notorious postwar supporter of the extreme right, where she took pride in her family name and made it her life's mission to rehabilitate her father's reputation after a secret attempt by Himmler to negotiate Germany's surrender led Hitler to fire him in late April 1945 and order his arrest (Hitler killed himself on April 30), whose father had fled after shaving his mustache, assuming an alias, and donning a black eye patch before he was captured by the Allies on May 20 in Bremervorde, Germany and killed himself three days later by biting down on a cyanide capsule while in British custody.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: August 8, 1929

 

Died: May 24, 2018

 

Location: Munich, Germany