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Traudl Junge

Gertraud "Traudl" Junge (1920-2002) was Adolf Hitler's youngest private secretary from December 1942 to April 1945. After typing out Hitler’s will, she remained in the Berlin Fuhrerbunker until his death. She was arrested in June 1945, imprisoned and interrogated by both the Soviet and the American military. Later, in post-war West Germany, she worked as a secretary.

Until the Final Hour: Hitler's Last Secretary by Traudl Junge,


Goebbels wrote about his first meeting with Hitler: "I was fascinated by Hitlers blue eyes...". Traudl Junge, his last secretary often told in interviews, that "...people were amazed about Hitler's blue eyes....". Martha Dodd writes in her book that, "Hitler's eyes were startling and unforgettable - they seemed pale blue in color, were intense, unwavering, hypnotic."

Hitler and Goebbels in Munich in 1939. Hitler’s secretary, Traudl Junge, said in 2002, “Hitler esteemed Goebbels very much as Propaganda Minister and he was incredibly efficient. But I never detected any hint of friendship between them or even of friendliness in their relationship.” (via putschgirl)