His wife's birth name was: Luise Katharina von Benda. They had been married in 1944 after the death of Jodl's first wife to an illness.
The summary of the interview and Luise Jodl's basic claims ran over the United Press wire. (United Press, or UP, was a predecessor to today's United Press International, or UPI; both UP and its successor UPI were/are rivals to the bigger Associated Press or AP.)
This is the article at it appeared in the New York paper The Dunkirk Evening Observer on November 8, 1945; this paper printed nothing but UP stories:
Frau Jodl denies having ever heard anything about any concentration camp atrocities, or even the names of these concentration camps.
Her line "these atrocities" refers specifically to Buchenwald and Bergen-Belsen. The UP was, in early November 1945, before the opening of the Nuremburg trial, framing "the Holocaust" (which forty years later this set of facts/allegations/etc. would be called) as something primarily about "Buchenwald and Belsen"!
Also notable that nothing in this brief article specifically mentions gas chambers or Jews.
Col. Gen. Alfred Jodl's wife indicated today that his defense at the war crimes trial will be that he knew nothing about Nazi atrocities and that he was only and officer doing his military duty.
"In his last letter he told me that any real crime should be punished, but he could not see how he was guilty of any crime," she said.
In case one dismisses Luise Jodl as some kind of "bitter Nazi covering up the gas chambers," note that in the same interview she disparages her own people and the Nazi movement/government by saying:She said she first heard the names Buchenwald and Belsen -- two of the most notorious Nazi concentration camps -- the day after the German surrender.
"I never knew of these atrocities, and neither did my husband," she said.
In other words, she is in the mood to admit wrongdoing where it existed, but still denies any claim or knowledge of the Holocaust."[W]e are not politically matured. We have proved that."