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Hitler’s Food Taster: Fuhrer Had Terrible Table Habits, Called Meat Broth ‘Corpse Tea’

Hitler's Food Taster

Adolph Hitler’s food taster said the man responsible for the deaths of millions of people in the Holocaust and who plunged the world into war ate only fruit and vegetables and despised meat. And his table manners were atrocious.

Margot Woelk, who served as food taster to Hitler during the Second World War, said that in the two-and-a-half years she checked to make sure his food wasn’t poisoned she never saw a scrap of meat or fish.

The 95-year-old Woelk spoke to the UK’s Telegraph, saying that her husband was sent to fight in the war and she was taken to Hitler’s Eastern Front headquarters in modern-day Poland.

“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,” Hitler’s food taster 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.”

For Adolph Hitler, eating only vegetables was part of his quest for Aryan body purity, Woelk said.Although he was known to eat stuffed pigeon once in a while, Hitler’s food taster said he was generally put off by meat and referred to meat broth as “corpse tea.” His table manners were also criticized.

“Hitler eats rapidly, mechanically,” a German soldier once wrote. “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.”

Hitler’s food taster narrowly avoided a disastrous fate at the end of the war, the Daily Mail noted. Hitler abandoned the lair as the Russian approached, and Woelk escaped as well. She believes all of Hitler’s other food tasters were killed by the Russians.

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30 Responses to “Hitler’s Food Taster: Fuhrer Had Terrible Table Habits, Called Meat Broth ‘Corpse Tea’”

  1. Kathleen Kocourek

    why did she do it? where is a conscience? where is courage? who is so weak as to blindly perform such things for a lunatic?

  2. Brian Buck

    @Kathleen…did you not read the article at all? the 3rd paragraph states she was "taken" by the germans to be a food taster for hitler. In no way did she volunteer. The germans forced everyone to do their biding or they were killed. It's called self preservation. You seriously need to re-read the article and educate yourself before you make such uneducated statements. Yea you must not know anything about WWII history to make such stupid statements.

  3. Anonymous

    what did you want her to do that 20 million other people couldn't do?

  4. Vasu Murti

    In a 1996 article, "Nazis and Animals: Debunking the Myths," Roberta Kalechofsky of Jews for Animal Rights states that Hitler "had a special fondness for sausages and caviar, and sometimes ham," as well as "liver dumplings." Kalechofsky states further that the Nazis experimented on animals as well as humans in the concentration camps:

    "The evidence of Nazi experiments on animals is overwhelming. In The Dark Face of Science, author John Vyvyan summed it up correctly: ‘The experiments made on prisoners were many and diverse, but they had one thing in common: all were in continuation of, or complementary to, experiments on animals. In every instance, this antecedent scientific literature is mentioned in the evidence, and at Buchenwald and Auschwitz concentration camps, human and animal experiments were carried out simultaneously as parts of a single programme.’".

  5. Gary Summers

    Might not have been poisoned, But I'm sure someone pulled the old " Visene in the drink" trick. For those that don't know, this is what bartenders do to obnoxious customers. After a couple of hours after drinking the visene laced drink the victim might as well set up a bed by the toilet because the stomach goes berzerk. I hope hitler had every vile thing that can be done to a persons food happen to him. Scumbag.

  6. Anonymous

    B.B. do you think this could happen again today, in the world, in our society? do you think that the world has really learned from all this?

  7. Lenny Stein

    ok so were trying to prop up a madman by saying "oh he's vegetarian". I don't get people. If your pro war your worse than an animal meat eater.

  8. Patricia Lauriello

    I read a book about Hitler's niece Geli Raubal. The author claims that Hitler became a vegetarian after the suicide of his niece. The author also hinted that Hitler may have shot her himself and the sight of her dead body changed him into a vegetarian. It's odd that the devil's son didn't like meat since he loved butchering people.

  9. Kevin Wise

    lol……Yeah, the nerve of that guy. You know what, I'm starting to think some of the other bad things I've heard about him are true, too!

  10. Leilani Wand

    Kathleen you need to read effectively before you make comments. The woman was FORCED. You asked silly questions too……

  11. Joe Rodenbaugh

    Thay talk about this but thay never say anything about him being on drugs like LSD & cocane upers and downers any pills that would make him want to kill and not fell bad about it.And yes it could happen again just look at all the things that are going on in the world now.It just needs to stop.