Marowitz, World War II veteran who found Hitler’s top hat dies at 88

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Marowitz, World War II veteran who found Hitler's top hat dies at 88ALBANY, (AP) — man whose story finding Adolf Hitler’s top hat at end World War II told in a 2003 documentary film has died. Richard Marowitz 88.

Levine Memorial Chapel on Friday confirmed , and an obituary posted on its website says Marowitz died Wednesday at Veterans Affairs hospital in Albany, . His son, Larry, tells Times Union Albany that Marowitz had battled cancer and . [eap_ad_2] Marowitz a 19-year- scout on April 30, 1945, when he found a black silk top hat with initials “A.H.” on the lining while searching Hitler’s apartment in Munich.

He told The Associated Press in 2001 that he threw the hat on the floor and stomped flat.

Marowitz, who Jewish, kept the hat and brought along when he gave talks about the war and the Holocaust.