‘We knew nothing’: Nazi propagandist Goebbels’ secretary dies at 106

Brunhilde Pomsel, a former secretary of Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, has died. She was 106. Pomsel lived most of her life in relative obscurity until a German newspaper published an interview with her in 2011, prompting a flurry of interest in one of the last surviving members of the Nazi leadership’s inner circle. Her death was confirmed Sunday to The Associated Press by Christian Kroenes, a director and producer of the film “A German Life .”

I will never forgive Goebbels for what he did to the world or for the fact that he murdered his innocent children.

Brunhilde Pomsel

In the documentary, she stated that she was only a secretary and knew nothing of the atrocities committed by the Nazis during the Holocaust and felt no guilt. “I wouldn’t see myself as being guilty. Unless you end up blaming the entire German population for ultimately enabling that government to take control. That was all of us. Including me. The people who today say they would have done more for those poor, persecuted Jews… I really believe that they sincerely mean it,” she said. “But they wouldn’t have done it either.”