Brunhilde Pomsel Secretary Of Hitler’s Right Hand Man Reveals Secrets Of Nazi’s And World War 2
In a tell all documentary that sheds light on the Nazi way of life during the world war days, Brunhilde Pomsel, the former secretary of Hitler's right hand man Joseph Goebbels, reveals how she was instructed to continuously supply alcohol to the Nazis in their final hours.
105-year-old Pomsel is one of the very few people alive, who knew Hitler personally and had walked in his inner circle. She was inside the Führerbunker in Berlin on 30 April 1945, the day when Hitler shot himself and talks about her life as a Nazi assistant in a documentary which was recently released at the Munich film festival.
Pomsel started working with Hitler's propaganda minister in 1942. She was noticed by Goebbels himself, the man responsible for brainwashing the Nazis against Jews, and was appointed as his assistant. She worked as his secretary, stenographer and typist until his suicide, which took place just 24 hours after Hitler killed himself.
The Nazis, according to Pomsel, were more worried about their depleting alcohol supplies than Russian soldiers closing in on them while Berlin fell. She was instructed to constantly supply booze to the Hitler bunker 'in order to retain the numbness.'
Pomsel hopes that the world will never see a World War again.
In her interview, Brunhilde Pomsel talks about what it was like to know Goebbels from close quarters and describes how he metamorphosed from a 'civilised, serious' person to a 'ranting midget'. For Pomsel, Goebbels' seemed to have gone through his life as if he was giving a theatrical performance.
Pomsel called herself 'stupid' for having worked under the 'evil' Goebbels and claims that she did not know about the Holocaust, despite the fact that one of her closest friends died in Auschwitz.
"No-one believes me now but I knew nothing, it was all a well kept secret" she claims.
The documentary is directed by Christian Krönes, Olaf S. Müller, Roland Schrotthofer and Florian Weigensamer and chronicle's Pomsel's life from her birth till the present day.
Pomsel was born in Berlin in 1911 and interestingly enough, her first tryst with the real world was an apprenticeship under a Jewish wholesale manufacturer in 1926, right after she finished school.
She later worked under a Jewish lawyer as that of a stenographer and as a typist for a nationalist. She later joined the Nazi party and used her connections to get herself a job as secretary in the broadcasting station of the Third Reich in 1933.
After the fall of Berlin in 1945, Brunhilde Pomsel spent five years in prison and started working with the German Broadcasting Corporation after her release.