Serving As Hitler’s Food-Taster Had Its Pros and Cons

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"The food was delicious, only the best vegetables, asparagus, bell peppers, everything you can imagine. And always with a side of rice or pasta. 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." —Margot Woelk, one of fifteen young women who taste-tested Adolf Hitler's food for poison during World War II, and the only who survived the Russians.