Dying Hungry: Nazi Ideology and the Pragmatism behind Starvation in Implementing the Final Solution

Authors

  • Kiril Feferman Ariel University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21226/ewjus637

Abstract

German theories and policies regarding the relationship between food and Jewish citizens of eastern Europe served as an important foundation of the Nazis’ Judenpolitik during the Holocaust (1933-45). The mass starvation of Jews in German-dominated Europe was the result of a carefully calculated policy to make the Jews pay for a long list of misfortunes they had allegedly inflicted on the Germans. This policy evolved from a highly restrictive and discriminatory approach toward German Jews, which unfolded against a backdrop of harsh food policies applied to the local non-Jewish population.

Author Biography

Kiril Feferman , Ariel University

Senior Lecturer.

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Published

2021-04-28