Margot Wölk was a 24-year-old secretary when she fled to what is now Poland, in 1941. She had refused to join the League of German Girls -- the female version of Hitler Youth -- and her father had been taken away for refusing to join the Nazi party. Her parents apartment had been bombed. Her husband was at war, and she hadn't heard from him in two years. She thought she'd be safe with her mother-in-law, so she left Berlin and made her way to the small East Prussian village of Gross-Partsh.
But instead of escaping from the Nazis, whom she despised, she had practically stumbled right into the heart of Hitler's Eastern Front headquarters, known as the Wolf's Lair. His soldiers found her immediately.
"The mayor of the little nest was an old Nazi," Wölk, now 95 years old, told Spiegel Online. "I'd hardly arrived when the SS showed up at the door and demanded, 'Come with us!'"
Wölk hasn't spoken about the horrors she experienced during World War II until recently, when a local reporterRead More »from The Woman Forced to Risk Her Life Tasting Hitler's Food