GERMANY: The Great Gourmand

The occasion was the Harvest Thanksgiving Day. The place was the Berlin Sportspalast where Adolf Hitler had commented four days before on German victories. The speaker this time was Reich Marshal Hermann Göring. The subject was Göring's favorite: Food.

If there is starvation in Europe this winter, it will not affect Germany. Said Göring: "The German people come before all other peoples for food." If Germans are away from home garrisoning their new order, they will not suffer. Said Göring: "The whole German Army is fed from conquered countries."

There was a hint in Göring's speech that because of two bad...

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