Fighting Hunger, Dealing with Shortage: Everyday Life under Occupation in World War II Europe: A Source Edition

Tatjana Tönsmeyer (Editor), Peter Haslinger (Editor), René Kok (Contributor), C R Ribbens (Contributor), Peter Romijn (Contributor)

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Abstract

During the peak of the German expansion in World War II, more than 230 million people from Norway to Greece and from France to various regions inside the former Soviet Union lived under German occupation. This edited collection of primary sources for the first time gives an insight into the experiences of these ordinary people under German occupation, their everyday life and how this quickly became dominated by shortages (especially of food but also of other necessities such as medicine), the search for supplies and different strategies to fight scarcity. In addressing examples from all European countries under German occupation the collected sources give the first pan-European perspective on the history of shortage, malnutrition and hunger resulting from the war, occupation, and aggressive German exploitation policies.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden
PublisherBrill
Number of pages1348
ISBN (Electronic)9789004461840
ISBN (Print)9789004448247
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2021

Publication series

Name History of Warfare
PublisherBrill
Volume133
ISSN (Print)1385-7827

Keywords

  • Occupation
  • shortage
  • supply and use
  • Hunger
  • Source publication
  • world war II
  • Daily Life

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