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Nazi Propagandist Joseph Goebbels' Secretary Dead at 106

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Image: Brunhilde Pomsel
Brunhilde PomselMatthias Balk / Zuma Press

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BERLIN — Brunhilde Pomsel, a former secretary of Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, has died. She was 106.

Image: Brunhilde Pomsel
Brunhilde PomselMatthias Balk / Zuma Press

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."

In the documentary, Pomsel talks about her three years working for the man responsible for spreading Adolf Hitler's ideology in newspapers and across the airwaves.

Kroenes said Pomsel had been lucid when he last spoke to her on her birthday Jan. 11. He says she died in her sleep at her Munich home Friday.

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