Brunhilde Pomsel


Age: 106

German broadcaster and former personal secretary to Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels who 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 people who had access to the Nazi leadership's inner circle, who talked about her three years working for the man responsible for spreading Adolf Hitler's ideology in newspapers and across the airwaves in a documentary, but who described Goebbels as a vain man whose hate-filled public speeches were difficult to reconcile with what she said was his considerable charm when not in the spotlight.

Cause of Death: In her sleep

Born: January 11, 1911

Died: January 27, 2017

Munich, Germany