The Resource The work I did : a memoir of the secretary to Goebbels, Brunhilde Pomsel, Thore D. Hansen ; translated by Shaun Whiteside

The work I did : a memoir of the secretary to Goebbels, Brunhilde Pomsel, Thore D. Hansen ; translated by Shaun Whiteside

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The work I did : a memoir of the secretary to Goebbels
Title
The work I did
Title remainder
a memoir of the secretary to Goebbels
Statement of responsibility
Brunhilde Pomsel, Thore D. Hansen ; translated by Shaun Whiteside
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Language
eng
Summary
'I know no one ever believes us nowadays: everyone thinks we knew everything. We knew nothing. It was all a well-kept secret. We believed it. We swallowed it. It seemed entirely plausible.' Brunhilde Pomsel described herself as an 'apolitical girl' and a 'figure on the margins'. How are we to reconcile this description with her chosen profession? Employed as a typist during the Second World War, she worked closely with one of the worst criminals in world history: Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels. She was one of the oldest surviving eyewitnesses to the internal workings of the Nazi power apparatus until her death in 2017. Her life, mirroring all the major breaks and continuities of the twentieth century, illustrates how far-right politics, authoritarian regimes and dictatorships can rise, and how political apathy can erode democracy. Compelling and unnerving, The Work I Did gives us intimate insight into political complexity at society's highest levels at one of history's darkest moments
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1911-2017
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pomsel, Brunhilde
Dewey number
943.086092
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the German
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hansen, Thore D.
  • Whiteside, Shaun
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pomsel, Brunhilde
  • Goebbels, Joseph
  • Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei
  • Germany
  • Germany
Label
The work I did : a memoir of the secretary to Goebbels, Brunhilde Pomsel, Thore D. Hansen ; translated by Shaun Whiteside
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
'We weren't interested in politics' Growing up in 1930s Berlin -- 'Hitler was simply just a new man' Joining the Reichsrundfunk -- 'It was a bit of an elite' Promotion to the Propaganda Ministry -- 'Loyal to the end' The last days in the Propaganda Ministry -- 'We knew nothing' Arrest and new beginning -- 'I wasn't guilty' The CV of a 103-year-old woman -- What the story of Goebbels's secretary teaches us for the future / Thore D. Hansen
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 212 pages
Isbn
9781408894484
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The work I did : a memoir of the secretary to Goebbels, Brunhilde Pomsel, Thore D. Hansen ; translated by Shaun Whiteside
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
'We weren't interested in politics' Growing up in 1930s Berlin -- 'Hitler was simply just a new man' Joining the Reichsrundfunk -- 'It was a bit of an elite' Promotion to the Propaganda Ministry -- 'Loyal to the end' The last days in the Propaganda Ministry -- 'We knew nothing' Arrest and new beginning -- 'I wasn't guilty' The CV of a 103-year-old woman -- What the story of Goebbels's secretary teaches us for the future / Thore D. Hansen
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 212 pages
Isbn
9781408894484
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print

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