Blindspot: Hitler's Secretary

Traudl Junge started working for Hitler in 1942 when she was 22 years old.

Hitler's Bodyguard

Traudl Junge started working for Hitler in 1942 when she was 22 years old.
She took dictation, typed his private communiqués and was one of the few people to survive the final days in the Berlin bunker.

After the war, she kept herself and her story out of sight until two Austrian filmmakers, André Heller and Othmar Schmiderer, interviewed her, shortly before her death.

The documentary film is just Frau Junge and the camera, unadorned with newsreel footage or still photography.

The starkness is deliberate: there's nothing to cushion viewers from taking the measure of this dignified, carefully spoken old woman who worked next to Hitler, admiring him as a father figure while remaining unaware of the concentration camps.