Adolf Hitler's maid says Nazi was 'charming' to work for - Telegraph Adolf Hitler's maid says Nazi was 'charming' to work for Adolf Hitler's former maid has broken her silence on the man responsible for the Holocaust, calling him "charming" and "a great boss". Last Updated: 6:13AM GMT 04 Dec 2008 Rosa Mitterer, 91, worked as a maid for Hitler at his mountain retreat in Bavaria in the 1930s. Until now, she has kept quiet about her experiences of life with the Nazi dicator, but Mitterer decided it was time to speak out, the Daily Mail reports. "He was a charming man, someone who was only ever nice to me, a great boss to work for. You can say what you like, but he was a good man to us," she said. Mitterer went into Hitler's service at the age of 15 in 1932. Her sister Anni had worked as a cook at Hitler's Berchtesgaden retreat since the late 1920s. "She said he needed a housemaid and I would fit the bill," she said. "I remember so clearly the first day I spoke to him in the kitchen. I said I was Anni's sister and that made him smile, because Anni was his favourite. I only ever knew Hitler as a kindly man who was good to me." Remembering her first direct request from Hitler, she said she was drying some porcelain cups when he came down the stairs. "Sorry to trouble you, but could you make me some coffee and bring some gingerbread biscuits to my study?" he said. Part of her duties involved sorting out the fan letters and presents that were delivered in their thousands to the house. "There were cigars, jars of jam, flowers, pictures," she said. "We gave most of them away to poorer peasant families nearby on Hitler's orders." Mitterer also met Eva Braun, Hitler's misstress. "She was not so pretty close up," she said.