Brunhilde Pomsel always described herself as just being a sideline figure, disinterested in politics, but she nevertheless got closer to one of the worst criminals in world history than anyone else presently alive. Now aged 105, Pomsel used to work as secretary, stenographer and typist for Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels. With amazing clarity and in beguiling denial of the full import of her role, she recalls details of her work, relationships, and accession to evil. A GERMAN LIFE forces viewers to ask themselves whether they would sacrifice moral principles in order to advance their own careers. Her extraordinary biography and unique personal journey make it clear that fascism cannot rise again without the assistance of more Brunhilde Pomsels.
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Director: Christian Kroenes, Florian Weigensamer, Olaf S. Müller & Roland Schrotthofer
Subjects: Ethics, Political Studies, Human Rights, Religious Studies
Language: German, English
Length: 107 mins.