Did You Know?
To Joseph Goebbels
, Nazi Germany's propaganda minister, when she refused to assist in the production of propaganda movies: "I don't blow with the wind each time it changes directions."
Hertha Thiele returned to East Germany after the war but was unsuccessful in her efforts to begin a theatre. She returned to Switzerland and worked as a psychiatric nursing assistant during most of the 1950s and 1960s. In 1966 Thiele again returned to the GDR, working in stage productions in Magdeburg and Leipzig.