Nazi hunger politics : a history of food in the Third Reich / Gesine Gerhard.

Author
Gerhard, Gesine, 1969- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
  • ©2015
Description
x, 186 pages ; 24 cm.

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"Food played a central role in the Third Reich, to satisfy the daily needs of the people, to prepare Germany for war, to decrease the country's dependence on food imports and as the foundation of a racial ideology that justified the murder of millions of Jews, prisoners of war and Slavs. This book is the first to address the topic of food during the Nazi Reich in a comprehensive way. It illustrates the importance of food in Nazi ideology, its use as a justification for war and as a tool in the genocide of Jews, civilians and Soviet soldier"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • Food in Nazi ideology
  • Eating at home : food rationing and the Nazi diet
  • Herbert Backe at the center of food politics
  • Operation Barbarossa and the starvation of the Soviet Union
  • The science of food
  • The hunger years after the war (1945-48)
  • Epilogue.
ISBN
  • 9781442227248 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
  • 1442227249 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
LCCN
2015005789
OCLC
905379219
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