One of the final connections to the inner circle of the Nazis passes away at the age of 106.

One of the final remaining connections to the inner circle of the Nazis, Brunhilde Pomsel, died at her residence in Munich last Friday at the age of 106.

During World War II, Pomsel served as the personal stenographer to Joseph Goebbels, the infamous Nazi propaganda minister. As Goebbels' trusted secretary from 1942 to 1945, Pomsel diligently transcribed his dictations into various official documents, letters, and journal entries.

Pomsel once remarked to the Guardian about Goebbels, 'No actor could have portrayed the transformation from a composed, dignified individual into a frenzied, chaotic figure better than he did. In the office, he exuded a certain refined elegance, but witnessing him transform into a belligerent figure was truly astonishing.

During his 1943 speech, Goebbels advocated for "total war" and made veiled references to the Holocaust. However, Pomsel claimed later that she was unaware of the genocide occurring while she worked for Goebbels. Nevertheless, Pomsel did witness the street violence perpetrated by the Nazis. Tragically, one of her Jewish acquaintances, Eva Löwenthal, vanished at the hands of the Nazi regime.

Pomsel remarked, "It felt like the whole country was under some kind of spell. Some might say I wasn't much into politics, but the truth is, youthful idealism could've easily landed you in trouble."

As the war neared its end, both Goebbels and Hitler ultimately chose to end their lives.Following the German surrender, Pomsel endured five years in Russian prison camps for her association with the Propaganda Ministry.

Upon her release, Pomsel pursued a career in radio and lived the remainder of her life in Munich, never marrying. Her passing marks the end of an era and serves as a reminder of the complex moral dilemmas faced by individuals caught up in the tumultuous events of history.

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