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The writer Norman Ohler discusses his international bestseller Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich (Allen Lane, 2017), Hitler’s own use of drugs and his relationship with his personal doctor Theodor Morell, with Joseph Planta.

Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich by Norman Ohler (Allen Lane, 2017).

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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.

One of the most talked about books not just in the English language, especially in the original German, is Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich. Norman Ohler is its author, and he joins me now. In the book, he reveals that despite the Nazis railing against moral degeneracy, the Third Reich was replete with drugs. We learn about the use of drugs like cocaine, heroin, morphine, methamphetamines, among others. Hitler’s own use of drugs is chronicled through the drugs administered by his physician Dr. Theodor Morell. Norman Ohler is a bestselling author, novelist and screenwriter. This book has been published in over 25 languages. Visit www.normanohler.de for more. This book is published by Penguin. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Norman Ohler; Mr. Ohler, good morning.