Berlin - The daughter of Heinrich Himmler, the leader of the SS paramilitary organization in Nazi Germany, worked for a spell in the country's foreign intelligence service after the war, according to a report published on Friday.
Under the name Gudrun Burwitz, she worked at the Bundesnachrichtendienst as a secretary from 1961 to 1963, the Bild daily reported, citing historian Bodo Hechelhammer.
"The time of her departure coincided with the implemented change in recognition and dealing with employees harassed by the Nazis," Hechelhammer was quoted as saying.
According to Bild, Burwitz remained highly active in right-wing extremist circles into old age and took part in Nazi marches. She never distanced herself from the crimes of her father, who oversaw a reign of terror and surveillance as Reichsfuehrer of the Schutzstaffel and Adolf Hitler's right-hand man.
Himmler, who committed suicide by cyanide poisoning after his capture by British troops in 1945, was seen as one of the main organizers of the Holocaust, in which 6 million European Jews were murdered.dpa