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Blind Spot. Hitler's Secretary (2002)

Im toten Winkel - Hitlers Sekretärin (original title)
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Documentary featuring interview footage with Traudl Junge, one of Hitler's personal secretaries during WWII.

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Traudl Junge
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Traudl Junge was Adolf Hitler's private secretary, from Autumn 1942 until the collapse of the Nazi regime. She worked for him at the Wolfsschanze in Obersalzberg, on his private train and, finally, in his bunker in the besieged capital. It was Traudl Junge to whom Hitler dictated his final testament. In her first ever on-camera interview, 81-year-old Junge talks about her unique life. In the spring of 2001, Andre Heller succeeded in convincing Traudl Junge how valuable it is to record her unique memories. Fifty-six years after the end of the Second World War, an important eyewitness reveals her experiences to us. What she saw and heard turned her into an furious opponent of National Socialism; an opponent, moreover, who is still painfully aware and seems incapable of forgiving the young girl she once was--for her naivete, ignorance, and her liking for Hitler. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated PG for thematic material | See all certifications »
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The official sites of this film claim that these interviews are Traudl Junge's first public appearance, that she "kept quiet for nearly 60 years". See more »

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Traudl Junge: But one day I walked past the memorial plaque for Sophie Scholl on Franz-Joseph-Straße and there I realised that she was my age group and that she was executed the year I came to Hitler. That moment I felt that being young actually isn't an excuse and that maybe one could have learnt about things.
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She hasn't been entirely silent.
24 January 2003 | by andrae_90See all my reviews

This woman was interviewed several times regarding her involvement with Hitler. There was a 1999 film featuring basically an extended interview with her. In 1974 there was a lengthy TV series called "The World at War" for the BBC narrated by Sir Lawrence Olivier, wherein she describes in some detail the last days of the Third Reich with Hitler in his bunker. She seemed, at that earlier time, rather sympathetic to the man and saddened by what it seems she saw as a tragic ending to this man's life.


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Country:

Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

22 March 2002 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Az utolsó óráig - Hitler titkárnőjének visszaemlékezései See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,216, 26 January 2003

Gross USA:

$378,382

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$378,382
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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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