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Brunhilde Pomsel

Discussion in 'WWII Era Obituaries (non-military service)' started by The_Historian, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. The_Historian

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    "Brunhilde Pomsel, the former secretary to Nazi Germany's propaganda boss Joseph Goebbels, has died aged 106.
    Her job brought her into close contact with Goebbels - one of the worst war criminals of the 20th century.
    She was one of the last surviving members of staff from the Nazi hierarchy, who only spoke about her experience later in life.
    In a recent documentary, she said she had known nothing of the murder of six million Jews during the Holocaust.
    In "A German Life", which was released last year, she said she felt no guilt - "unless you end up blaming the entire German population".
    Born in January 1911, Ms Pomsel worked as a writer for a Jewish insurance broker for a number of years during her late teenage years, before taking a similar job with a right-wing writer.
    Although she claimed that she had always been apolitical, she joined the Nazi party when they took power in 1933, in order to take a government job with German national radio.
    Her skill as a typist, she said, brought her to the role of Joseph Goebbels' secretary in 1942, during the war, when he was minister of "public enlightenment and propaganda"."
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-38793048
     
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    She must have seen quite some secret documents .
     
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    She knew nothing, huh? Pretty outlandish lie considering his Propaganda Ministry was directly linked to the information on the camps.
     

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