GERMANY: Lord Pakenham's Prayers

In Hamburg, well-dressed citizens hungrily peeked into garbage cans in front of Allied homes. There were few pets left in the city—an old household trick, now revived, was to soak cats in skimmed milk diluted with water for eight hours, to make them tender enough to eat. The current fee for prostitutes was two slices of bread. In Essen, where the official daily ration is 1.550 calories a day, some people were getting only 887—which meant three slices of bread baked with mixed cornmeal and wheat flour and two teaspoonfuls of sugar.


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