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Funzing Talks | Drugs in Nazi Germany

Funzing Talks | Drugs in Nazi Germany

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  • 15 Hanbury Street, London, E1 6QR
Suitable for: Adults
Norman Ohler was born in Zweibrücken in 1970. He wrote the first ever ‘hyper-text’ novel in the world. He is the author of three novels, Die Quotenmaschine (the world's firs... More Info »
This Funzing Experience:
Norman Ohler joins us for an exclusive Funzing Talks event to provide a funny, yet factual account of the drug use epidemic in the Third Reich. Based on his non-fiction bestseller, Blitzed - Drugs in Nazi Germany.

The sensational account of the overwhelming role of drug-taking in the third reich - from Hitler and his entourage to ordinary troops and housewives.

Norman Ohler investigates the murky, chaotic world of drug use in the Third Reich. Ohler's book is the first to show how the entire Nazi regime was a perfomance society permeated with drugs - cocaine, heroin, morphine and methamphetamines, the last of these crucial to troops' resilience and partly explaining German victory in 1940.

Ohler is explicit that drugs cannot explain Third Reich ideology, but their promiscuous use impaired and confused decision-making, with drastic effects on Hitler and his entourage, who, as the war turned against Germany, took refuge in ever more poorly understood cocktails of stimulants. This chemical euphoria changes how we should think about the Nazi high command and its ability to understand the situation it found itself in by 1944-5.

Venue: Jujus, Brick Lane

Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.

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