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Book Details Rampant Crystal Meth Use in Nazi Germany Military

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By    |   Tuesday, 06 Sep 2016 06:35 PM

Crystal meth was rationed out to Nazi Germany troops in World War II for "elevated energy and feelings of invincibility," German author Norman Ohler wrote in his newly translated book "Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany."

The book translated to English will be available Oct. 6, according to The Jerusalem Post.

Amazon.com's listing called it: "A fast-paced narrative that discovers a surprising perspective on World War II: Nazi Germany's all-consuming reliance on drugs."

"On the eve of World War II, Germany was a pharmaceutical powerhouse, and companies such as Merck and Bayer cooked up cocaine, opiates, and, most of all, methamphetamines, to be consumed by everyone from factory workers to housewives to millions of German soldiers," the description continued. "In fact, troops regularly took rations of a form of crystal meth — the elevated energy and feelings of invincibility associated with the high even help to explain certain German military victories."

The book — "In Der Totale Rausch (Total Rush)" — was originally released in German in September 2015, according to the Independent, which reported Germany manufactured crystal meth as a pill called "Pervitin."

"In the beginning the army didn't realize Pervitin was a drug: Soldiers thought it was just like drinking coffee," Ohler wrote, per the Independent.

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Crystal meth was rationed out to Nazi Germany troops in World War II for elevated energy and feelings of invincibility, German author Norman Ohler wrote in his newly translated book Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany.
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