Brunhilde Pomsel, the woman who worked as secretary to Hitler's propaganda chief, Joseph Goebbels, has previously refused interviews to discuss her time reading every single correspondence from one of the most powerful Nazis. After 66 years of silence, she has finally granted an interview to German newspaper Bild, reports the Daily Mail. "As chief secretary, Frau Pomsel had access to top-secret papers which showed how badly the war was in fact going for Germany." While Pomsel knew the downward trajectory of the Nazi war effort, she had no knowledge of the Holocaust, she explains. "I didn't know about the Holocaust. I was a stupid, politically uninterested little sausage of simple means. I only learned about the Jewish extermination programme after the war. Goebbels never mentioned it in his correspondence."
After discovering the shocking truths (and horrors) of Goebbel's tenure, which included the murder of his wife, children, and self, Pomsel felt he deserved a much worse punishment than he got. "'He got away lightly with suicide. He knew he would be condemned to death by the Allies. His suicide was cowardly, but he was also smart because he knew what was coming if he didn't take that way out.'"
Read the rest of Pomsel's thoughts at the Daily Mail.