In the documentary production "Blind Spot" 81-year-old Traudl Junge
describes on camera an absolutely extraordinary aspect of her life. From
autumn 1942 to the final collapse of the Nazi regime Frau Junge was
Hitler’s private secretary. In this capacity she worked with him in the
Wolf’s Lair (his field headquarters in East Prussia), at his Bavarian
residence at Berchtesgaden, on the Führer’s special train and - in the
final weeks of the war - in Hitler’s bunker as Berlin came under siege.
He dictated his final will and testament to her.
In spring 2001, due
to the efforts of the writer Melissa Müller, André Heller met Traudl
Junge and was able to persuade her that it would be fascinating as well
as historically important to make a record of her unique experiences...
and of her present attitudes to that time, after years of contemplation
Together with documentary filmmaker Othmar
Schmiderer, Heller has condensed 10 hours of material into a 90-minute
film that renounces all form of stylistic embellishment and instead
relies entirely on the compelling force of this woman and her stunning
56 years after the end of the war one of the most
important eye witnesses to the events reveals her story. We learn that
her experiences left her with a vehement hatred for the Nazi regime and
ideology, though – and this is perhaps the most painful aspect of her
very personal story – she still seems unable to forgive the young girl
she once was for the naivete and ignorance that led her to admire