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u/fluffy_warthog10 · 605 pointsr/HistoryPorn

Every few hours, Morell would also give him a cocktail injection of mostly glucose and several times the daily requirement of vitamins, as well as several 'Fuhrer-branded' gold-wrapped chocolates containing even more sugar and vitamins.

Hitler himself was teetotal, and it was likely he had no idea what Morell was putting into his body through the 30s and 40s. If he started to experience withdrawal, he became more unstable than ever, so the Fuhrer's blood sugar and addiction became a matter of national (and personal) security for his inner circle.

Source: Ohler, Norman. Blitzed

u/rbaltimore · 92 pointsr/history

If you like this article you have to read the book Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich. It is a very comprehensive, detailed account of all of the ways drugs were used by the Germans during WWII, and man, did they use drugs. It may very well have played into how the events of the war unfolded. In particular, one topic it talks about is the "vitamin shots" Hitler received from his doctor multiple times a day. This is not new information, but this is a very detailed account. I really enjoyed this book and the article reminded me of it.

u/W1ckeDxt · 24 pointsr/Battlefield

You are right, everyone here should read Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich https://www.amazon.com/Blitzed-Drugs-Third-Norman-Ohler/dp/1328663795

u/ffsavi1 · 16 pointsr/brasil

Se me permite:

11 - A política nazista condenava o uso de drogas a ponto de comparar os usuários com os próprios judeus (destaque para a distorção de imagem e ódio que havia contra esses). Antes do regime, a Alemanha sofria com um crescimento no consumo de drogas e então atribuíram esse fenômeno como parte da "degeneração moral" que a sociedade alemã vinha sofrendo, mais um justificativa para sustentar o regime. Ironicamente, o uso de "estimulantes" (melhor chamado de anfetaminas, como o pervetin) era extensamente disseminado pelo exército alemão, fez parte dos "kits" dos soldados e era consumido antes de quase todas as operações militares. Após o sucesso no uso militar, as drogas passaram a ser utilizadas também por trabalhadores e operários para aumentar o rendimento e suprir as necessidades da máquina militar alemã. O próprio Hitler se tornou dependente de opióides e inclusive com crises de abstinência quando ficava sem as drogas. O povo alemão, que tanto repudiava o uso de drogas, se tornou amplamente depende dessas substâncias durante o Terceiro Reich.

12 - Vários operações militares alemãs só foram possíveis devido ao uso extensivo das anfetaminas. A invasão da França pelas ardenhas só ocorreu (com sucesso) porque as divisões de blindados dirigiram por dias e noites acordados por meio desses estimulantes, então conseguindo surpreender os franceses.

Durante a investida alemã em direção a costa da Europa, os soldados alemãs estavam tão "elétricos" que avançavam além das ordens, ignorando os planos e "checkpoints" e deixando os comandantes preocupados com a desorganização do avanço. Hitler ficou furioso com a falta de controle sobre a operação e esse é um dos motivos da estranha retirada dos alemãs em Dunkirk.



Texto longo... Quem quiser saber mais tem um livro curtinho e muito bom chamado Blitzed que conta essa e outras.

u/JacobCrim88 · 15 pointsr/politics

I would like to take this time to plug a book I just started reading. Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich. It's fucking wild.

u/[deleted] · 13 pointsr/CelebritiesOnDrugs

I've been reading the book Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany (https://www.amazon.com/Blitzed-Drugs-Third-Norman-Ohler/dp/1328663795) I recommend it. I saw a documentary a few years ago called "high hitler" and its an interesting subject. They would produce methamphetamine pills by the 100 millions and distribute them to soldiers on the line. Germany use to be the king of drug production and world supply of recreational drugs such as amphetamines and opioids (at one point exporting 98% of there heroin produce to other countries)

Edit: I will say that Hitler started taking these drugs to control a medical condition he had. It was a special cocktail (although it didn't start with a cocktail. His doctor would give him whatever he thought he would need and it eventually became a regular cocktail) designed by his personal doctor and close friend Theodor Morell. I can't find what the cocktail is right now but it was over 70 different drugs (sorry I'm using limited mobile internet right now only getting 40kb/s its hard to search for things)



If anyone wants an ePub of that book I found one online (the version im reading) just pm me

u/plantgnome · 12 pointsr/wikipedia

If you are interested in this type of stuff, check out Blitzed. It details all Nazi drug use, especially Hitlers. Pretty easy read too.

u/ScotchRobbins · 5 pointsr/Drugs

Initially they used it to tremendous advantage. Footsoldiers that don't get hungry or tired for days at a time with perfect morale and impressive immunity to pain? Tireless fighter pilots? Nazi amphetamine use helped them very much.

That said, when the entire German military started to develop a tolerance, on top of a shortening of supply, things got baaaaad. Not to mention Hitler's and Goering's own drug habits.

Norman Ohler's Blitzed is a good read on the subject, I highly recommend it.

u/Glumbot_2 · 4 pointsr/worldnews

Yep there's an amazing book about this called Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich.

u/endjoi · 4 pointsr/battlefield_one

HIGHly recommend reading Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich.

https://www.amazon.com/Blitzed-Drugs-Third-Norman-Ohler/dp/1328663795

u/Macedonian_Pelikan · 3 pointsr/WarCollege

First, I will say that you might want to look into calming yourself down if you get that worked up over a phone. But that's not why you're here, of course.

Second, while I'm not a scientist, AFAIK sleep deprivation has similar effects as inebriation. It leads to bad decision making first, and in people who are already stress-prone, probably magnifies the effects of said stress.

Stress and sleep deprivation are not really things that can be used to any advantage. Rather, they can gotten used to through plenty of training. The US military, and militaries all around the world, include a very specific amount of stress and sleep deprivation in their basic training systems. Having a big, sweaty dude screaming in your face over the smallest infractions is very stressful - but at the end of training, when the screaming is over and graduation is around the corner, the recruits will (hopefully) be able to deal with that stress much easier.

Here's a different way to look at it: the high ropes course in US Army basic training is an easy way to help someone get over a stressful situation, because while it is stressful to get on top of a tall tower and inch your way across thin ropes(while attached very securely to safety lines), if a recruit can get over that, it's the first step to getting used to possibly running through machine gun fire later on down the line if they go on to become infantry.

You can overstress an individual. An easy example is Full Metal Jacket: Senior DI Hartmann did not recognize when one of his recruits had a mental breakdown from the stress, and it caused two deaths. You may have heard stories from WWI where soldiers suffered breakdowns from constant artillery shelling or the ever-present risk of being shot by a sniper; draw your own conclusions.

In the opening stages of WWII, the Germans(as we are all aware) flew through France and Russia at an astounding pace. Obviously, a great deal of sleep deprivation was necessary to maintain this pace. The book Blitzed documents some of the effects of sleep deprivation and the use of drugs to keep soldiers awake and moving, so it might be of interest to you. Uppers aren't going to work forever, of course, and at some point people will just mentally crash no matter the amount of drugs you put in them, and one of the arguments the book makes is that Hitler's decision to halt the advance was affected by this very factor. But, again, you may read the book and decide for yourself.

u/IThinkTheClockIsSlow · 3 pointsr/HistoryPorn
u/sheegor12 · 2 pointsr/Detroit

Next book will be Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany by Norman Ohler. If you finish that, we may also discuss Philip K Dick's Ubik

We will meet on 8/8 at M-Brew at 7pm!

u/a9s · 2 pointsr/quityourbullshit

You may be interested in Blitzed, which describes the use of drugs, particularly meth, under Nazi Germany. Not trying to call you a Nazi but you're not exactly the first person to use it productively :P

u/magicmonkeygold · 2 pointsr/booksuggestions

Blitzed: Drugs in the third Reich by Norman Ohler. Crazy cool history of widespread drug use in Deutschland after WWI through WWII. German military members were on insane ammounts of stimulants(often ordered and widely rationed), and most specifically how Hitlar himself became a voracious drug fiend by trusting a wacko personal Dr who was shooting him up with crazy cocktails of amphetamines, cocaine, opiates, hormones, and all sorts. Really explains a lot about what happened in a new light, and it's short and concise for a book of history. Its very well researched, written, and HIGHly entertaining with no dull moments. You won't regret picking this one up. Much love https://www.amazon.com/Blitzed-Drugs-Third-Norman-Ohler/dp/1328663795

u/pijinglish · 2 pointsr/ConspiracyII

I was reading The Devil's Chessboard last night. One of the Nazis that Dulles helped escape was a guy named Eugen Dollman. Apparently he claimed that post-WWII Nazi groups in Vienna were distributing cocaine to fund their activities.

I'd never heard allegations like that before, but if true it'd be one more link between the CIA, war criminals, and drug running. The Nazis would have to be getting the drugs from somewhere though, so I looked to see if the CIA was doing anything in coca-producing countries like Columbia and...yep, they allegedly had a hand in the 1949 assassination of Jorge Eliecer Gaitan, head of the Colombian Liberal Party.

>In 1946, Gaitán referred to the difference between what he called the “political country” and the “national country”. The “political country” was controlled by the interests of the elite and their petty internal struggles and global domination plans. He said that this was why they did not properly address the more pertinent demands of the “national country” – the country made up of citizens in need of better living conditions and greater freedom to control their own lives and destinies without needing permission from the ‘elite’ to do so.

>And what was one of his biggest plans that had all the slavemasters and junior slavemasters literally running for the hills hysterically?

>Future land reform – he intended to turn land back over to the people that had been stolen from them by the ‘elite’.

>When the slavemasters heard that, and that he was serious about it, they got real busy...They had him killed.

>...Last but not least, Gaitán was murdered in the middle of the 9th Pan-American Conference, which was being led by U.S. Secretary of State George Marshall, a meeting which led to a pledge by members to fight communism in the Americas, as well as the creation of the Organization of American States.

>President Laureano Gomez, who gained the presidency instead of Gaitan, was a real monster. His regime was supported by both the Catholic Church and the U.S./Britain, and that’s a matter of record. He was dedicated to promoting conservatism (the ruling class) and Catholicism.

Having read Blitzed a few months back, I guess it makes sense that coke would be in high demand -- the amount of meth Pervitin the Nazis were doing during war time almost certainly lead to addiction. Maybe our brave anti-communists were funding their activities with drug money as far back as the early 1950s...

u/TwoManyHorn2 · 1 pointr/politics
u/idelovski · 1 pointr/croatia

> kakve veze ima list trave sa hitlerovim rodjendanom?

I te kakve...

edit - iako se u prvom redu misli na ovo postoji i ovo.

u/Fret_Bavre · 1 pointr/tooktoomuch

Him and a lot of the high ranks were, Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich is pretty insightful read on how bad it was.

u/Walter1227 · 1 pointr/todayilearned

Book on the subject

Reading it right now, it's interesting. As you can deduce from the title, it's just about the drug use among Hitler and the Nazis.

u/ShaneCoJ · 1 pointr/todayilearned

There's a great book that just came out on this subject. It's a fascinating read.

Blitzed: Drugs in the 3rd Reich

u/SuaveCrouton · 1 pointr/DebateFascism

I recommend this book to you

Hitler himself was on a cocktail of drugs involving methamphetamines predominantly.

u/xoites · 1 pointr/Documentaries

How about this?

The German Army and the German population was on Meth.

u/md1300 · 1 pointr/Drugs

There is actually a book on this - read it earlier this year. It was good:

https://www.amazon.com/Blitzed-Drugs-Third-Norman-Ohler/dp/1328663795

u/rgsmithiv · 1 pointr/LasVegas