The Epilogue is the last scene from Downfall.

In Downfall

The scene begins immediately after the slideshow. Traudl, as an old woman, talks about how she was deeply shocked on hearing at the Nuremberg Trials about the 6 million Jews and other races that were killed. She reveals how she kept assuring herself that she wasn't personally guilty of it and that she didn't know the sheer size of it.

However, one day she walked past a commemorative plaque for Sophie Scholl, on the Franz Joseph Street, who was of her age and was executed in the same year she became Hitler's secretary, she realized that being too young wasn't an excuse, and that she could have found out the truth.

The scene ends with the credits.

The scene, just like the Prologue, is from the 2002 Austrian documentary Im toten Winkel - Hitlers Sekretärin (titled Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary in English).

In Downfall Parodies

The scene is used rarely in parodies; parodies that use this scene depict Traudl, as an old woman, revealing something terrible about Hitler.But is also used in How Downfall Should Have Ended.


  • Traudl claims that Sophie was executed in the same year she became Hitler's secretary. This is not quite accurate, as she became secretary in November 1942, whereas Sophie died in February 1943.
    • However, since November and February are only 3 months apart, she was most likely referring it as in the same year period; "within a year of..."
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