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Hitler's Food Taster Margot Woelk Says She Was Afraid of Food Poisoning

Adolph Hitler, the mass murderer who killed millions of people during the Holocaust, was reportedly a vegetarian. According to the dictator's former food taster, Margot Woelk, Hitler despised meat and only ate fruit and vegetables. Not to mention, his table manners were horrible.

By Staff Reporter, EnStars on Feb 09, 2013 02:46 PM EST
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Adolph Hitler, the mass murderer who killed millions of people during the Holocaust, was reportedly a vegetarian. According to the dictator's former food taster, Margot Woelk, Hitler despised meat and only ate fruit and vegetables. Not to mention, his table manners were horrible.

Woelk, 95, served as a food taster to Hitler for two-and-a-half years during the Second World War. She told the Telegraph that she was taken to Hitler's Eastern Front headquarters in modern-day Poland while her husband was sent to war.

"Between 11 and 12 o'clock, we had to taste the food, and only after all of us had tried it was it driven to the headquarters by the SS," Woelk said."It was all vegetarian, the most delicious fresh things, from asparagus to peppers and peas, served with rice and salads. It was all arranged on one plate, just as it was served to him. There was no meat and I do not remember any fish."

She admitted that she was afraid that the food was poisoned. "Of course I was afraid. If it had been poisoned I would not be here today. We were forced to eat it, we had no choice."

The former food taster said Hitler referred to any meat broth as 'corpse tea' and that he would eat very quickly.  His observed his mainly vegetarian diet due to his obsession with Aryan bodily purity.

According to a Hitler Youth manual, the book promoted soya beans, which was dubbed "Nazi beans."

A German soldier had once written that Hitler eats rapidly and mechanically. "He abstractedly bites his fingernails, he runs his index finger back and forth under his nose, and his table manners are little short of shocking."

Woelk managed to escape Hitler's hiding place when the Russians approached in 1944. She is said to be the only surviving member of Hitler's food tasting team. A soldier had helped her back to Berlin. She was later reunited with her husband, who she had presumed dead, in 1946. The pair lived together until he died in 1990. 

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