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.

Rosella Postorino’s international bestseller, At The Wolf’s Table, which was recently translated into English, illustrates just how elusive that idea of pure resistance can be in reality.

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.

Categories: Author Interview

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