Horst Witzleben
Fictional Character
In the Presence of Mine Enemies
POD: c. 1940
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: Germany
Date of Birth: 20th century
Occupation: Newscaster, Journalist
Professional Affiliations: RRG

Horst Witzleben was the official newsreader of the German Propaganda Ministry in the early 21st century. He was the ideal Aryan physically: blond-haired, blue-eyed, broad shouldered, with a confident voice and smile. Most Germans treated the news he relayed on the Seven O'clock News as Gospel.

Once Heinz Buckliger became Führer, many viewers noticed a change in Witzleben's delivery of the news. He seemed less authoritative and more approachable as Buckliger instituted reforms.

During Lothar Prützmann's attempted Putsch in 2011, Lise Gimpel noted that Witzleben's delivery, supportive of the SS' move, suggested that Witzleben was acting under duress.

Once the Putsch was crushed by the Wehrmacht, Witzleben again supported Buckliger and his reforms, enthusiastically reporting sweeping victory reformers achieved in the 10 July 2011 Reichstag Elections.