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 . .

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