A German Life

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Nov 10, 21:45
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International Panorama
Christian Krönes
Olaf Müller
Roland Schrotthofer
Florian Weigensamer
2016
Austria
113min
German

Although Brunhilde Pomsel always described herself as just being a side-line figure and not at all interested in politics, she nevertheless got closer to one of the worst criminals in world history than anyone else presently alive. Today aged 105, Pomsel used to work as a secretary, stenographer and typist for the Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels. Pomsel’s life mirrors the major historical ruptures of the 20th century: during the Roaring Twenties in Berlin, Pomsel worked as a secretary for a Jewish lawyer, who emigrated in 1933. She then found work typing the memoires of a right-wing nationalist frontline veteran. A friend who was in the Nazi party then got her a job with Berlin Radio. To take up the post, the “apolitical” Pomsel joined the NSDAP. A German Life forces viewers to ask themselves what they would have done and whether they would have sacrificed any possible moral principles in order to advance their own careers. 

Producer: 
Blackbox Film & Medienproduktion GmbH
Editor: 
Christian Kermer
Camera: 
Frank van Vught, Davor Marinkovic
Sound: 
Micha Müller, Franziska Pallaske
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