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BOOK OF THE WEEK
BLITZED: DRUGS IN NAZI GERMANY
by Norman Ohler, translated by Shaun Whiteside (Allen Lane £20)
The pill-poppers were ecstatic as they crammed the drugs into their mouths and washed them down with a gulp of beer.
The rush was almost instantaneous. ‘Euphoria,’ they reported back later, ‘alertness, freshness, intensification of performance, thirst for action.’
They couldn’t get enough of their doses of methamphetamine, the ‘upper’, which today is commonly known as crystal meth. They didn’t need sleep. They buzzed all over. ‘I’m wide awake. My heartbeat thunders in my ears.... read more
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