Informative And Educating
The Women At Hitler’s Table by Rosella Postorino is a comprehensive and compelling historical novel that will educate whilst telling a tale. Here, fact meets fiction as the reader learns about a group of women who taste tested food cooked for Hitler to make sure it was not poisoned.
The reader sees the war from the Wolf’s Lair from 1943 onwards. The action is viewed from a German point of view but not a Nazi. Not all Germans were Nazis.
Life was precarious, one false move, one careless word and you could be dead. The taste testers banded together through necessity. They tried to support each other so they all lived to see another day.
During times of war people adopt a different set of rules and moral codes. Love is snatched wherever in order to prove that people are still alive. There are themes of trust, truth, lies and guilt – guilt because they did what they did in order to survive.
I found The Women At Hitler’s Table an epic read. It was a very informative novel. I had not heard of taste testers for Hitler although I knew Stalin was cautious in all areas. It was unusual for me to read about World War II from a German perspective. I can certainly recommend this novel, it is an eye opener.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.