Saturday, 11 March 2017
Drugs in Nazi Germany
In his new book Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich, the German writer Norman Ohler gives an engaging account of the (apparently common) use of drugs -in particular methamphetamine and opioids- among civilians, soldiers and Nazi high hierarchies during the Third Reich regime.. Yet some of his assertions - for example the 'universal' diffusion of psychotropic substances in those times in Germany - are challenged by some book reviewers and experts in the field. Read two reviews of this book here and here then get a copy and make your own opinion. An interesting reading anyway . .