Blind Spot - Hitler's Secretary
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Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary is a feature-length interview with 81-year-old Austrian Traudl Junge, who served as Hitler's personal secretary from 1942 to 1945, when she was in her early twenties. She saw Hitler in his everyday life, right up until his final days, and she witnessed, firsthand, the collapse of the Nazi regime. After the war, Junge was "de-Nazified" by Allied forces as part of a program of amnesty for young people. She remained silent about her experiences for nearly 60 years, until she agreed to be interviewed by artist Andre Heller, whose own Jewish father… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"You almost feel as if Satan's personal assistant had decided to pull up a chair and tell all. Is it possible not to be interested?"
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"Isn't much of a movie, but it's a whale of a story."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
"A deceptively slender documentary that opens up enormous questions about guilt, forgiveness, and moral responsibility. It will stay with you."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"The documentary feels like raw footage for a better film."
‑ Mark Robison, Reno Gazette-Journal
"Interesting and worth seeing, but more like a news show segment than what I consider a film."
‑ Kevin N. Laforest, Montreal Film Journal
"Both a documentary and, for all intents and purposes, the last testament of a generation's tragic folly."
‑ Gene Seymour, Newsday
"A footnote in the troubled history of the world. A footnote, yes, but a fascinating one."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"The premise ... apparently so captivated SPOT's makers that they failed to notice the finished product's complete lack of insight."
‑ Martin Scribbs, Mixed Reviews
"Another testimony about the banality of evil."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Makes us wonder, in a very human sense, about the various blinders we all adopt to make our peace with life."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"Both mesmerizing and disquieting."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"The film's legacy is a poignant reminder of how Hitler's shadow still looms."
‑ Doris N. Truong, Dallas Morning News
"It's not too often that one gets to have a conversation with someone who actually knew Adolf Hitler, let alone worked for the guy, but that's precisely what you'll find here."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Junge's regret for her own malleability is overwhelming, and it is difficult not to feel compassion for her."
‑ Jurgen Fauth,
"There were a number of ways Heller and Schmiderer could have made for a more enticing way to watch."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
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