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Interview with Goebbels’ secretary

The former secretary of Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s propaganda chief, has broken her vow of silence in an interview with Germany’s biggest newspaper. [Thx Kese!]

‘I was working as a typist at the propaganda ministry, and his radio station, and was the fastest. It was an order to be transferred to work for him. You couldn’t refuse.

‘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.

‘I joined the party in 1933 – why not? Everyone did. I worked with three other secretaries in a wonderful library in a palace on the Wilhelmplatz in Berlin.

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Story: Allan Hall, Daily Mail | Photo: Daily Mail

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