Blitzed by Norman Ohler

The Critiquing Chemist


Rate: 3/5


Medium: Audiobook


Overview: While the subject of World War II has quite often frequented my book selections over the years, I always enjoy finding a narrative that presents a novel perspective or context.  For example, recently I’ve read The Zookeeper’s Wife and Dunkirk, which both of which detailed events I previously knew very little about, despite having read many books regarding this aforementioned time period. Blitzedcontinues this theme as Ohler details the use of drugs in the Third Reich, with specific focus on the soldiers, Hitler, and his personal physician. While this concept proved thought provoking regarding Hitler’s actions, much of Ohler’s evidence entailed matching the physician’s treatment notes with the corresponding descriptions of Hitler during meetings following the injections. Ohler also makes a bold claim that the drug Pervitin, which is crystal meth, was used liberally by not only soldiers but also…

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