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Nazi hunger politics : a history of food in the Third Reich

Author: Gesine Gerhard
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. ©2015
Series: Studies in food and gastronomy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Gerhard, Gesine, 1969-
Nazi hunger politics : a history of food in the Third Reich.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2015
x, 186 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gesine Gerhard
ISBN: 9781442227255 1442227257
OCLC Number: 912320661
Description: 1 online resource (198 pages) : illustrations.
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.
Series Title: Studies in food and gastronomy.
Responsibility: Gesine Gerhard.

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Telling the story of the Nazis' plan to kill millions of people in the German-occupied eastern territories, this book examines food politics during the Third Reich. Gesine Gerhard explores the  Read more...

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Food has been a vital part of war since time immemorial, from early biblical sieges to the Hunger Blockade of November 1918 and the later Soviet and Chinese mass starvation of millions. Decades ago, Read more...

 
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