Oral Histories

Hitler's Fat

Peter Rowe

Liz: What about Hitler's fat.

Peter: I better not say about that.

Liz: I think your safe after all these years aren't you.

Peter: Well umm we used to get these containers full of fat, lard, and they used to wash in and well if you found one of those you were alright for a year or two, as the ration was small about a pound a week or something like that whereas one of those was about three hundred weight so umm it was a good catch. Father his brothers and brother in law they managed to get old of one and got it hidden away in bags and things like that.