Secretary says Nazi propagandist Goebbels was a 'narcissist'

April 22, 2015 6:33 PM

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MUNICH — Brunhilde Pomsel recalls the evening she attended dinner at her boss' villa on Schwanenwerder, an island in the Havel River in suburban Berlin. It was November 1944. The event, she later realized, was a gesture to keep her and other office staffers in good spirits as it became increasingly clear Germany was losing World War II.

Today, at age 104, Pomsel still vividly recalls how she worried about making small talk with her boss, especially after discovering she would be sitting to his right throughout dinner. After all, Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler's Nazi propaganda minister, was a legendary raconteur who could vacillate ...

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