Traudl Junge was born in Munich in 1920. From the end of 1942 until April 1945 she was Hitler's private secretary. After the war she was sent to a Russian prison camp and later returned to Germany. She died on February 10, 2002, shortly after the publication of the German edition of her book.
Melissa Muller is an author and journalist living in Munich. Her collaboration with Traudl Junge, Until the Final Hour: Hitler's Secretary, was translated into more than twenty languages and became an international bestseller. She is also the author of Anne Frank: The Biography.