BERLIN – The former secretary of Hitler’s propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels has broken a 66-year vow of silence to talk about her service for the man who made Germans hate the Jews.
Since the end of World War II, Brunhilde Pomsel, now 100, has refused all requests for interviews and offers to publish her memoirs.
But after five months of negotiations she has given a single interview to Bild, Germany’s biggest newspaper, in which she describes her four years as the chief secretary of the man closest to Hitler.

Frau Pomsel describes how Goebbels’ children – the children he and his wife Magda would murder with cyanide in Hitler’s bunker in April 1945 – used to play with her typewriter on Sunday afternoons.
She reminisces about eating goose with the Reich’s propaganda minister at his island home outside of Berlin and of receiving dresses from Magda because Allied bombs destroyed her own home and everything in it.