Brunhilde Pomsel – Born: January 11th, 1911 – Died: January 27th, 2017. Photograph: AFP
Obituary: Brunhilde Pomsel
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  • January 30, 2017, 23:46

Brunhilde Pomsel, the personal stenographer of the Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels during the last three years of World War II and one of the(...)

Brunhilde Pomsel, former secretary of propaganda minister Goebbels, has died. She was 106. Photograph: Matthias Balk/dpa via AP

Brunhilde Pomsel, a former secretary of Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, has died aged 106. Ms Pomsel lived most of her life in relative o(...)

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Louis Zamperini, pictured here in 2011, has dies at the age of 97 in Los Angeles. The former Olympian and prisoner of war was the subject of the best-selling book Unbroken.   Photograph: Noel Vasquez/Getty Images

Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner whose remarkable story of survival as a prisoner of war in the second World War gained new attention in 2010 with(...)

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