Download e-book for iPad: Nazi Hunger Politics: A History of Food in the Third Reich by Gesine Gerhard

By Gesine Gerhard

ISBN-10: 1442227249

ISBN-13: 9781442227248

During global battle II, hundreds of thousands of Soviet squaddies in German captivity died of starvation and hunger. Their destiny was once no longer the unforeseen final result of a warfare that took longer than expected. It used to be the calculated technique of a small staff of financial planners round Herbert Backe, the second one Reich Minister for foodstuff and Agriculture. The mass homicide of Soviet infantrymen and civilians via Nazi nutrients coverage has now not but got a lot realization, yet this booklet is set to alter that.

Food performed a principal political position for the Nazi regime and served because the beginning of a racial ideology that justified the homicide of hundreds of thousands of Jews, prisoners of battle, and Slavs. This ebook is the 1st to vividly and comprehensively handle the subject of nutrition in the course of the 3rd Reich. It examines the economics of foodstuff construction and intake in Nazi Germany, in addition to its use as a justification for conflict and as a device for genocide. supplying one other viewpoint at the Nazi regime’s wish for domination, Gesine Gerhard sheds gentle on an often-overlooked a part of their scheme and brings into concentration the extremely important position meals performed throughout the moment global War.

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