Her photograph appeared on widely available Nazi postcards, where she was recognised by an aunt in distant Memel, now part of Lithuania.
But the Nazis never discovered Prof Taft’s true identity.
After researching the idea, Ohler realized that the truth could be more fascinating than fiction.
In the late 1930s, a Berlin-based pharmaceutical company called Temmler began selling methamphetamine tablets under the brand name Pervitin.
Why the company decided to focus on methamphetamine is hard to say.
Its chemist, Fritz Hauschild, started to work on it after the 1936 Olympic Games in Munich.
But what the Nazis didn’t know was that their perfect baby was really Jewish.