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Affronter une autre guerre entre les murs de ce refectoire consideree comme « l'etrangere » Rosa ui vient de Berlin est en butte a l'hostilite de ses compagnes dont Elfriede personnalite aussi charismatiue u'autoritaire Pourtant la realite est la meme pour toutes consentir a leur role c'est a la. First I want to thank the Publisher of the book Flatiron for providing me with a copyThe book is a must must read because of one of the most powerful story I have personally ever read I didn't know what the Wolf meant before reading the book I just read the book because of the best selling author Rosella PastorinoShe is the icon of writting excellent and powerful books that stay and make you think for than a whileThe wolf is a nickname for Hitler the book starts with Margot Wölk the book is also written on the true story based on herI could not believe at first that this happened for real I mean yes the story was just as if someone really experienced it but who would survive such as what Margot experienced and she still had faith in living I wish no person her fate of live but in the end she was a winner and not her keeperA story of someone's life being not just controlled but and played with every step she has to deal about all these people who don't care if she lives or diesIt was so hard not to understand but to think and realise that this was her story she Margot was a real hero in that and this time that deserves to be rememberedThe author describes the story with so much passion and dosen't hesitate to write such a Masterpiece like At The Wolf's TableThe book is a 5 star read I'm so glad to have read it even though some parts of the story were so hard to read but as I was told from the story of my mom and dad how they experienced their war time was a remarkable storyI don't want to give too much away from the book because of the uniue way that the author describes the story what Margot went throughThis is the sample of the book Germany 1943 Twenty six year old Rosa Sauer's parents are gone and her husband Gregor is far away fighting on the front lines of WWII Impoverished and alone she makes the fateful decision to leave war torn Berlin to live with her in laws in the countryside thinking she'll find refuge there But one morning the SS come to tell her she has been conscripted to be one of Hitler's tasters three times a day she and nine other women go to his secret headuarters the Wolf's Lair to eat his meals before he does Forced to eat what might kill them the tasters begin to divide into The Fanatics those loyal to Hitler and the women like Rosa who insist they aren't Nazis even as they risk their lives every day for Hitler'sAs secrets and resentments grow this unlikely sisterhood reaches its own dramatic climax What's one of Rosa's SS guards has become dangerously familiar and the war is worsening outside As the months pass it becomes increasingly clear that Rosa and everyone she knows are on the wrong side of history

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Le AssaggiatriciFois vouloir survivre et accepter l'idee de mourir Couronne en Italie par le prestigieux prix Campiello ce roman saisissant est inspire de l'histoire vraie de Margot Wolk Rosella Postorino signe un texte envoutant ui en explorant l'ambiguite des relations interroge ce ue signifie etre et rester huma. For all reviews and recommendations and links to article and video please follow me on Book Nation by Jen to Google “coming together and sharing a meal is the most communal and binding thing in almost every place in the world” Eating together and eating at all is usually considered a good thing but after reading Rosella Postorino’s latest novel you may just change your mindBased on truth At the Wolf’s Table is about a group of German women in 1943 who are recruited by the Nazis to taste Hitler’s food before each meal to ensure it to be poison free As food becomes scarce and people are going hungry these women are shuttled to the “Wolf’s Lair” in the morning to have full breakfasts and early lunches under the scrutiny of armed Nazi soldiers then returned home and brought back at the end of the day for full dinners After forcing themselves to fully consume each course they wait for illness to kick in eating to stay alive and at the same time fearing deathNewly married and all alone Rosa has lost both her parents her husband Gregor has gone off to war and she has moved to the country to live with her in laws outside of Berlin She has been recruited as a food taster for Hitler where she “would participate in the liturgy of the lunchroom together with other young German women an army of worshippers prepared to receive on our tongues a Communion that wouldn’t redeem us” Rosa tries to make friends with the other tasters but relationships between the women are strained; some of them are Nazi supporters some are not and some are hiding something; Jewish roots affairs pregnancy rape abortionnobody is sure who to trust Rosa’s husband is declared missing and as her loneliness intensifies she develops a risky relationship with one of the soldiers Will her husband ever be found Will she escape the perils of warAt The Wolf’s Lair provides a uniue setting that highlights secrets betrayals and sorrow amidst the constant fear in everyday life during World War ll I enjoyed this story and recommend itHere is an article about one of the real food tasters from WWll a video interview

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Le Assaggiatrici review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ [PDF] ⚣ Le Assaggiatrici ✯ Rosella Postorino – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk 1943 Reclus dans son uartier general en Prusse orientale terrorise a l'idee ue l'on attente a sa vie Hitler a fait recruter des gouteuses Parmi elles Rosa uand les SS lui ordonnent de porter une cReclus dans son uartier general en Prusse orientale terrorise a l'idee ue l'on attente a sa vie Hitler a fait recruter des gouteuses Parmi elles Rosa uand les SS lui ordonnent de porter une cuilleree a sa bouche Rosa s'execute la peur au ventre chaue bouchee est peut etre la derniere Mais elle doit. Fear comes to me three times a day always without knocking It sits beside me and if I stand up it follows me by now it’s practically a constant companion World War II Death could arrive at any moment particularly when your city is being targeted by enemy bombers In a way a sudden violent end becomes the expectation One to be avoided if at all possible of course Rosa Sauer flees the Allied bombing of Berlin in Autumn 1943 Though married her husband had joined the army She goes to stay with her in laws in the town of East Partsch in East Prussia But in a classic case of out of the frying pan into the fire she finds herself in a situation every bit as perilous as the threat she had fled Soon after her arrival members of the SS arrive at her in laws’ house and inform Rosa that she has been selected to serve her country in a most unusual manner It seems the Fuehrer’s base of operations Wolfsschanze aka The Wolf’s Lair now Parcz Poland is only a few miles away and among his other psychiatric challenges he is terrified that his food might be poisoned Well maybe not so crazy about fearing assassination She will be one of fifteen young women drafted to become Hitler’s food tasters The upside of course is that she will be eating much better than most Germans The downside is wellyou know Rosella Postorino image from Globalist In the beginning the story alternates between her experience as a taster and the time immediately leading up to that We get a look at Rosa’s personal history and some of the events in Germany There is a dark tale of 1933 book burnings led by Goebbels that seemed even a bit much for his own followers It is particularly chilling Most of the story is about the interactions among the women forced into this job Guess all the men were too scared They run a gamut with a few Hitlerian true believers among the usual range of humanity represented there telling dark racist tales that the eagerly gullible relish as wantonly as fans of InfoWars do today with about as much basis in reality There are perils this forced sisterhood face together including mistreatment by the guards and being forced to remain in the facility all the time instead of being bussed back and forth between home and work after a failed assassination attempt on you know who We learn some of the tasters’ secrets and see their relationships evolve with the impact of shared misery Rosa becomes friends with one taster who is shielding a particularly large piece of information When she is generous with a younger taster the others give her a hard time about it as if generosity were somehow a sign of weakness Their relationships with the guards get complicated Are they on the same team Or are they prisoners There is considerable sexual tension as well During the time when the tasters are still able to live outside the compound Rosa is befriended by a local Baroness eager for conversation with an educated if untitled woman from Berlin Attending gatherings at the Baroness’s place comes with complications of its own And there is the ever present need to make the most of a bad situation Margot Wölk at 95 – image from Der SpiegelRosa is a thoughtful Virgil leading us through this particular ring of hell offering consideration of underlying moral uestions Why for some time now had I found myself in places I didn’t want to be in and acuiesced and didn’t rebel and continued to survive whenever someone was taken from me The ability to adapt is human beings’ greatest resource but the I adapted the less human I felt She must cope with the probable loss of her husband reported MIA Is he gone Should she hold out hope or accede to the likelihood of his demise When push comes to shoot will you find yourself on the flat or pointed end of the bullet Will you be able to decide for yourself or will you leave it to others to decide for you I could have known about the mass graves about the Jews who lay prone huddled together waiting for the shot to the back of the head could have known about the earth shoveled onto their backs and the wood ash and calcium hypochlorite so they wouldn’t stink about the new layer of Jews who would lie down on the corpses and offer the backs of their heads in turn I could have known about the children picked up by the hair and shot about the kilometer long lines of Jews or Russians— They’re Asian they’re not like us ready to fall into the graves or climb onto trucks to be gassed with carbon monoxide I could have learned about it before the end of the war I could have asked I but I was afraid and couldn’t speak and didn’t want to know Pastorino offers up some darkly comical tidbits about the not so fearless leader including reference to his considerable problem with flatulence I can only imagine what Mel Brooks would have done with that being afraid to go to sleep becoming a vegetarian after visiting a slaughterhouse keeping his aides up all night regaling them with stories the late nights rich with Hitler humiliating his staff at length which sounds uncomfortably familiar They appeared to enjoy being the focus of his dark attention like sycophants today We learn that Eva Braun hated Blondi the singing German Shepherd that Adolph doted on And for all you white nationalists out there you will also learn the proper way to deliver a Nazi saluteMargot Wölk is the actual person on whom Rosa Sauer was based Wölk was interviewed on the occasion of her 95th birthday in 2012 links in EXTRA STUFF Postorino happened cross the article in 2014 and thought it ideal subject matter for a novel throwing together issues of daily mortal terror sacrifice adaptation destiny love survival and guilt Trying to relate to this person whose life was so different from her own Postorino gave her characteristics of herself a particular appreciation for clothes vanity chattiness her hair color and her name Margot Wölk in 1931 – image from BZ BerlinAnother novel about Frau Wölk by VS Alexander The Taster was published in the USA in 2018 a few weeks after Postorino’s book was published in Italy Alexander’s book was released later in the UK under the title Her Hidden Life A weird coincidence but it seems likely that both were inspired by the same late life revelations by Frau Wölk At the Wolf’s Table originally published in 2018 in Italy was a big hit there winning the Premio Campiello Literary Prize The translation by Leah Janeczko is smooth It reads as if written by an English speaker My only gripe about the novel is that I found the romantic element less than persuasive The strength of this novel is in giving us a character we can feel for trying to survive in a time and place in which one’s continued existence could not be presumed from day to day She is an intelligent feeling person who considers than just the usual externalities but offers an awareness of larger deeper considerations It also gives us a look at a little seen aspect of Nazi Germany a rare item indeed And finally it presents perspective while written by an Italian from a regular person German neither Nazi nor resistor Postorino has served up a filling and delicious meal of a novel Bon AppetitReview posted – February 1 2019Publication date USA – January 29 2019 Italy – January 11 2018EXTRA STUFFLinks to the author’s GR Twitter Instagram and FB pagesItems of Interest Polpettas Magazine In Conversation with Rosella Postorino by Margherita Visentini a very worthwhile interview with the author despite a less than perfect translation from Italian Reading Group Guide Revolvy a bio of Margot Wölk with some detail on her pre taster life Spiegel Online Hitler’s Food Taster One Bite Away from Death by Fabienne Hurst NY Times What if the Powerful and Paranoid Started Using Official Tasters Again by Ligaya Mishan Wiki on The Wolf’s Lair Triumph of the Will Although I had seen clips of this I had never seen the entire film Have now The tasters among others are made to sit through it while at the compound Remarkable film making What a waste of talent in promoting such a dark cause