Nazi SS member who served as Adolf Hitler's personal chauffeur from 1934-1945.
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.
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.
He was one of ten children born to a miner of Polish descent in Oberhausen, Germany.
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.