Posted on 01/31/2019 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
When we reflect on horrific regimes of the past (and present), we often tell ourselves — or at least hope — that we wouldn’t join those committing the atrocities.
The novel’s protagonist doesn't consider herself a Nazi, but she nevertheless serves as a food-taster for Adolf Hitler.
Postorino based her book on a real-life woman who truly held that job during World War II; she and Scott Simon reflect on the morality issues that the character faces in an interview on Weekend Edition.
You can listen to their conversation below or read a transcript on NPR’s website.
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