Most 81-year-old ladies do normal 81-year-old lady things. They play cards with friends. They spend time with their children and grandchildren. Maybe some volunteer at food banks or animal shelters.
Gudrun Burwitz, on the other hand, works to help keep the spirit of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Party alive.
Burwitz is the daughter of Heinrich Himmler, the man who was charged by Hitler with running the Gestapo, SS, and the extermination program which took the lives of millions of Jews. She continues her father’s legacy today, leading the German group Stille Hilfe, which translates to Silent Help.
The group, formed in 1951 by former higher-ups in the Nazi Party provides “quiet but active assistance to those who lost their freedom during or after the war by capture, internment or similar circumstance and who need help to this day,” reports the Daily Mail.
Today, with Burwitz at the helm, the group has recruited a new generation of women to aid Nazis who need financial help. The organization also provides resources for the neo-Nazi movement.
Burwitz is currently working on several cases, with the goal of preventing former SS officers from being extradited to Germany and Denmark, where they’d be charged with murder for crimes they committed against Jews during the Holocaust.
Burwitz, known as the “Princes of Nazism,” was contacted the Daily Mail, but refused to talk about her work in helping Nazis. “I never talk about my work,” she told the British paper, “I just do what I can when I can.”