Files pertaining to Rochus Misch

Zack Sampson filed this request with the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States of America.
Tracking # RD 41335
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From: Zack Sampson

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

I am requesting all documents pertaining to Rochus Misch, born July 29, 1917 and died Sept. 5, 2013. Proof of death is not required because it was widely reported. See the Washington Post obituary here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/rochus-misch-hitlers-bodyguard-dies-at-95/2013/09/06/2477b3de-1703-11e3-be6e-dc6ae8a5b3a8_story.html

"Rochus Misch, who spent five years as Adolf Hitler’s square-jawed bodyguard, courier, telephone operator and all-around attendant and was widely believed to be the last surviving veteran of the Nazi leader’s bunker as the Soviet army closed in on Berlin, died Sept. 5 at 96.

His death, in the German capital of undisclosed causes, was confirmed to the Associated Press by Burkhard Nachtigall, who helped Mr. Misch write a best-selling­ memoir, “The Last Witness.”"

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Zack Sampson

From: Special Access and FOIA Staff

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---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: <requests@muckrock.com>
> Date: Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 12:54 PM
> Subject: Freedom of Information Request: Files pertaining to Rochus Misch
> To: foia@nara.gov
>
>
>
> September 23, 2013
> National Archives and Records Administration
> FOIA Officer
> National Archives and Records Administration
> 8601 Adelphi Road, Room 3110
> College Park, MD 20740
>
>
>
>
> To Whom It May Concern:
>
> This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request
> the following records:
>
> I am requesting all documents pertaining to Rochus Misch, born July 29,
> 1917 and died Sept. 5, 2013. Proof of death is not required because it was
> widely reported. See the Washington Post obituary here:
> http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/rochus-misch-hitlers-bodyguard-dies-at-95/2013/09/06/2477b3de-1703-11e3-be6e-dc6ae8a5b3a8_story.html
>
> "Rochus Misch, who spent five years as Adolf Hitler’s square-jawed
> bodyguard, courier, telephone operator and all-around attendant and was
> widely believed to be the last surviving veteran of the Nazi leader’s
> bunker as the Soviet army closed in on Berlin, died Sept. 5 at 96.
>
> His death, in the German capital of undisclosed causes, was confirmed to
> the Associated Press by Burkhard Nachtigall, who helped Mr. Misch write a
> best-selling­ memoir, “The Last Witness.”"
>
> I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this
> request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made
> available to the general public free of charge as part of the public
> information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the
> news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for
> commercial usage.
>
> In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would
> inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would
> prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available
> or CD-ROM if not.
>
> Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I
> look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business
> days, as the statute requires.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Zack Sampson
>
> Filed via MuckRock.com
> E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
>
> For mailed responses, please address (see note):
> MuckRock News
> DEPT MR 6818
> PO Box 55819
> Boston, MA 02205-5819
>
> PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed
> (i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might
> be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.
>

From: National Archives and Records Administration

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 23, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #RD 41335.

Thank you for your help.

From: Special Access and FOIA Staff

Dear Mr. Sampson,

This is in regards to your FOIA request reference number RD 41335. We
mailed you a formal response to your request on October 22, 2013. Please
let us know if you do not receive it by November 1 and we will resend it to
you. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Jenny Namsiriwan Crabb
Special Access and FOIA Staff

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 23, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #RD 41335.

Thank you for your help.

From: Special Access and FOIA Staff

Dear Mr. Sampson,

This is in regards to your FOIA request reference number RD 41335. We have
attached the response letter that was dated October 22, 2013 for your
convenience since you did not receive it in the mail.

Sincerely,

Jenny Namsiriwan Crabb
Special Access and FOIA Staff

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