The Taster (by V. S. Alexander) … what would you do if you got a taste of Hitler’s Nazi regime?

This was a very different take on WWII. The author does a wonderful job of bringing you into the story of Magda and her life as taster for Hitler. While I have no admiration for the monster that controlled the Reich, it was an interesting view into the background of the life of those who might have been part of Hitler’s inner circle and yet did not approve of his beliefs and viewpoints.

Magda was a very strong individual and while some may argue that her willingness to serve in any capacity in Hitler’s regime…even if she didn’t have a choice in whether or not she wanted to be a part of the “help”…wasn’t lessened by the fact that she was not a true member of the Party.

The view of Eva Braun and her life with Hitler was also eye opening.

I continue to be amazed at how so many people were brainwashed by Hitler and his views. But luckily there were others who were not so easily convinced that his opinions were the ones to be believed and stood up for their personal beliefs.

This was a difficult book to read because of the realities of that period in time, but it is worth reading to get a glimpse into the lives of normal German citizens and how their lives were impacted during the Nazi regime.

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