Nuremberg, Germany: International Military Tribunal, 1945-05-22
Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Law Library
[No Subdivision] / [Interrogations of German Prisoners and Witnesses]
This volume is not sectioned.
English; the translator's name is not given.,
Himmler; Baumert; Dr. Brandt; Suchanek; Gutgesen
6 February 1912; 22 March 1945; 19 April 1945
This document summarizes the witness's relationship to Himmler. Characterizing her as "the prototype of the Nazi 'Deutsche Frau,'" the summary de-emphasizes Potthast as a material witness on substantive matters, except for the potential contents of personal letters written to her by Himmler. Potthast became Himmler's mistress after having served as his private secretary and subsequently bore him two children. Her last contact with Himmler was by telephone and letter, both received on 19 April 1945; she claims to have no knowledge of his whereabouts. This document is a typewritten copy of poor quality on brown, brittle paper.