Otto Günsche (24 September 1917 – 2 October 2003) was a Sturmbannführer (Major) in the Waffen-SS and a member of 1st SS Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler before he became Adolf Hitler’s personal adjutant. He was captured by soldiers of the Red Army on 2 May, 1945. After various prisons and labor camps in the USSR, he was released from Bautzen Penitentiary on 2 May 1956. Günsche died of heart failure at his home in Lohmar, North Rhine-Westphalia in 2003. He had three children.