Meet The 95-Year-Old Woman Who Was Hitler’s Food Taster
Her name is Margot Woelk.
For more than two years Margot Woelk risked her life by sampling food prepared for Hitler at his Eastern front HQ dubbed the Wolf’s Lair.
The now 95-year-old was picked up by the SS in 1942 after being evacuated from Berlin to the East Prussian village of Gross Partsch – in modern-day Poland – where she was set to work tasting fresh produce to be served up to the paranoid Nazi leader.
Mrs Woelk was one of 15 women forced to test Hitler’s food before it passed his lips at the Rastenburg base…
‘Between 11 and 12 o’clock, we had to taste the food, and only after all 15 of us had tried it was it driven to the headquarters by the SS,’ Mrs Woelk said…
There was always an hour’s delay before Hitler tucked into his meal so that any effects of the food on the women could be seen, she said.
Mrs Woelk told the Daily Express she and her husband had been ‘just two people trying to survive’ when the Nazis arrived, and that neither had been party members.