However, Mitterer finally decided that it was time to speak out. "He was a charming man, someone who was only ever nice to me, a great boss to work for. You can say what you like, but he was a good man to us," the Telegraph quoted her, as saying. Mitterer started working for Hitler at the age of 15 in 1932. Her sister Anni had worked as a cook at Hitler's Berchtesgaden retreat since the late 1920s. "She said he needed a housemaid and I would fit the bill. I remember so clearly the first day I spoke to him in the kitchen. I said I was Anni's sister and that made him smile, because Anni was his favourite. I only ever knew Hitler as a kindly man who was good to me," she said.