Hitler's Secretary Traudl
REAL NAME: Humps, Gertraud
BORN: 16 Mar 1920, München
DIED: 10 Feb 2002, München
GRAVE LOCATION: München:
Daughter of a brewer in Munich. In
1942 she became one the secretaries
of Adolf Hitler and she worked at
his headquarters in Rastenburg, East
In 1943 she married one of his
assistants, Hans Junge,
who died a year later in Normandy.
Junge was present in the
Führerbunker in Berlin when Hitler
married Eva Braun and she typed out
his testament before he committed
She was caught by the Russians, but
they let her go because she was
young an unimportant. She left for
her family at Ammersee in April
1946. There she was held and
terrorized by the Americans for a
few weeks also.
Afterwards she worked as a secretary
and a scientific journalist.
A short time before she died of
cancer she published "Bis zur
letzten Stunde" ("Until the Last
Hour"), based on notes that she made
during the war.
She claimed that she didn't know any
Jews were killed until after the war
and that Hitler hardly ever used the
word Jew. But she did say that she
felt guilt ever after she saw a
plague Sophie Scholl in Munich.
She died a few hours after a
documentary about her life with
Hitler shown at the movie festival
In 2004 the very succesful movie Der
Untergang or Downfall was mainly
based upon her story.
Basing his script on historian
Joachim Fest's "The Downfall: Inside
Hitler's Bunker," writer-producer
Bernd Eichinger put the story
together through Junge's memoirs,
"Until the Final Hour: Hitler's Last
In the movie Bruno Ganz protrayed a
elderly, grandfatherly Hitler who
loved children, dogs.
Downfall is easily one of the
greatest National Socialist
propganada movies of our time: even
though the Writer alledgely never
wanted it to be. We urge all Nazi's
to view it.