‘A German Life’ film meets Goebbels’ secretary

Brunhilde Pomsel is 105 years old. Many decades ago, she was Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels’ personal stenographer. She agreed to be interviewed for the film “A German Life.”

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    “Looking the other way makes one guilty and being non-political is guilty as such. It’s not about unmasking her as a Nazi. Apparently, she wasn’t. She simply wasn’t interested – and that’s to blame.”

    More white-guilt please!

    • Alain

      Sadly we have far too many of younger generations who also are simply not interested when it comes to politics that affect our loss of freedom.

  • Daviddowntown

    A sun worshipper.

  • canminuteman

    I wonder why she isn’t facing war crimes charges like the accountant guy did? Personally I don’t think either one of them should. There is something completely wrong with the German government dragging Germans through the courts for following the orders of the German government. How they justify that from a legal stand point is a bit of a mystery to me.

    • Alain

      I beg to disagree. Claiming that one was only following orders is not an excuse, and that applies equally to all the bureaucrats, law enforcement and others today who enforce the tyranny of the state.

      • canminuteman

        The German government, as an institution is the inheritor of the legacy of Nazi Germany. They are one and the same institution, the only difference is now a new political party is in power. It would be if the current Liberal government passed a law that said owning a gun was illegal, then went back in time and prosecuted anyone who owned a gun in the past because owning a gun is now illegal. Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia are extreme examples, but the point is they are prosecuting people for crimes that were not crimes when the action took place. When I was in the army, I supported anti Mohawk operations at Oka. Should I have had to worry about a newly elected government deciding that what the government of the day did was wrong and I might go to jail for it? If every person had to decide if what they are doing is going to be a crime in the future so they will disobey that law now we would live in anarchy. I would have no problem if we as the victors wanted to prosecute them, but we decided that the long term peace and security was better served if we let bygones be bygones and went about building the peace.

        All states are tyrannical to a greater or lesser degree, if everyone of us as individuals decided that we were morally obliged to disobey laws we found tyrannical, we would live in anarchy

  • Hard Little Machine

    Let’s be clear – to this day, Germany has a law on the books making it illegal to prosecute any family member suspected of aiding any person in that family who is investigated or believed to have committed war crimes during the Nazi regime. Descendants are free to house, protect, pay, shelter their wealth, do whatever they like to protect those people. Openly.

  • Hard Little Machine

    By the wayt – BMW’s majority owners, the Brandt family, are descendants of Goebbels first wife who had children from a prior marriage.