The Nazis presented themselves as warriors against moral degeneracy. Norman Ohler reveals, the entire Third Reich was permeated with drugs: cocaine, heroin, morphine and, most of all, methamphetamines, or crystal meth, used by everyone from factory workers to housewives, and crucial to troops’ resilience – even partly explaining German victory in 1940.
The true scale and escalation of Hitler’s drug addiction has been laid bare in Norman Ohler’s new book Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany.
Producer: Dan Morelle
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