innsbruck - Constanze Manziarly was the regular cook of Adolf Hitler, but did not experience it as a privileged position. 'You encounter unexpected difficulties, which I can not write about. I am constantly standing with one leg in the grave and that is not an exaggeration ', she wrote in a letter.
The historian Stefan Dietrich read thirteen letters from Manziarly, which is on the website of the German Focusonline. The cook from Innsbruck joined Hitler in 1944 as a 24-year-old. She was of Greek-Austrian origin and immediately liked the dictator, who adhered to a diet because his stomach little tolerated.
Manziarly writes that she experienced incredible pressure. The Berghof, the Bavarian home of Hitler, she called a spa and the Reich chancellery in Berlin was called a recovery center in her words. Hitler got the name chief doctor from her.
Besides the boring meals she baked an endless amount of cookies for her boss, he was crazy about it. The SS guards called her Mrs. Marzipan. The very last time she cooked for Hitler in the Führer bunker consisted of mashed potatoes and fried eggs.
Constanze Manziarly was taken away by Russian soldiers on 2 May 1945, according to witness Traudl Junge, one of Hitler's secretaries. She was never seen again.