Erich Kempka

Birthday
16, 1910
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jan 24, 1975 (64)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
16, 1910
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jan 24, 1975 (64)

About

Nazi SS member who served as Adolf Hitler's personal chauffeur from 1934-1945.

Before Fame

He joined the Nazi party in 1930 and, in 1932, became a founding member of the SS-Begleit-Kommando, a Nazi squad created to safeguard the life of Adolf Hitler.

Trivia

He was portrayed by actor Jürgen Tonkel in the 2004 film, Downfall, and by Axel Werner in the comedic movie, Mein Führer – Die wirklich wahrste Wahrheit über Adolf Hitler.

Family Life

He was one of ten children born to a miner of Polish descent in Oberhausen, Germany.

Associated With

He was one of the Nazis who was responsible for burning the corpses of Hitler and Eva Braun when the pair committed suicide in April of 1945.