Sunday, April 28, 2013

Vee haff vays of making you essen

Not even a vegetarian's delight, but they also served der Führer who only sat and ate;

"He was a vegetarian. He never ate any meat during the entire time I was there," [Margot] Woelk said of the Nazi leader. "And Hitler was so paranoid that the British would poison him — that's why he had 15 girls taste the food before he ate it himself."
With many Germans contending with food shortages and a bland diet as the war dragged on, sampling Hitler's food had its advantages.
"The food was delicious, only the best vegetables, asparagus, bell peppers, everything you can imagine. And always with a side of rice or pasta," she recalled. "But this constant fear — we knew of all those poisoning rumors and could never enjoy the food. Every day we feared it was going to be our last meal."
The petite widow's story is a tale of the horror, pain and dislocation endured by people of all sides who survived World War II.
Only now in the sunset of her life has she been willing to relate her experiences, which she had buried because of shame and the fear of prosecution for having worked with the Nazis, although she insists she was never a party member.
'I wasn't political, I had no idea why anyone would want to poison the guy.'


  1. 15 girls. So, Hitler wanted his enemies to know that they would be committing mass murder of the innocent if they tried to poison him. He expected them to be better than that.

  2. If you've ever read Gandhi's letters to Hitler, he had good reason to think they were;