In the 1960s, the daughter of the National Socialist Heinrich Himmler was hired by the Federal Intelligence Service (BND), officials have confirmed.
The news about Gudrun Burwitz was first published in Bild-Zeitung at the age of 88
Her father was in Hitler's closest circle and is considered to be the chief architect of the Holocaust. He killed himself in 1945.
Burwitz never denied National Socialism and defended her father's reputation.
She was a teenager when the war ended and was released in 1946 after a statement at the Nuremberg Trials.
The German tabloid Bild reported on Friday after her death in Munich on her postwar mission with the BND.
The History Department of the espionage agency then confirmed the newspaper report on Burwitz's activities in West Germany, which in 1990 merged with Communist East Germany to form the present German state.
"The BND confirms that Mrs. Burwitz was a woman. Member of the BND under the wrong name", said Bodo Hechelhammer (19659007) The time of her departure coincided with the beginning of a change in understanding and dealing with Nazi staff
Between 1961 and 1963 she worked as a secretary at the BND headquarters in Pullach near Munich.
At that time the organization was defunct the control of Reinhard Gehlen, a former military intelligence commander who left the BND in 1968.
Mr. Hechelhammer said that the organization usually did not discuss current and former employees, but made an exception because Burwitz had died.
German organizations such as the BND have dealt with how they can tackle their own post-war Nazi ties. Epoch.
Burwitz remained prominently in right-wing politics throughout his life. She is said to have been a prominent member of Stille Hilfe, a secret group that provides legal and financial support to former SS members. She was also known to participate in other neo-Nazi events and rallies before her death.  Heinrich Himmler was in Adolf Hitler's elite circle. He commanded the SS (Schutzstaffel) – the organization that played an important role in the murder of millions of Jews, Poles, Soviet prisoners of war, Roma and other Jews classified as "racially inferior" during the Holocaust.
After being taken into British custody in 1945, he killed himself and apologized for war crimes.