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Coping with Hunger and Shortage under German Occupation in World War II

Editors: Tönsmeyer, Tatjana, Haslinger, Peter, Laba, Agnes   Provides the first Europe-wide, comparative bottom-up approach to the history of occupied societies during the Second World War Examines individual and group strategies for overcoming drastic shortages Analyses the makeshift economies which emerged under occupation including black markets, bartering, smuggling and prostitution This volume demonstrates how German expansion in the […]

State of North Rhine-Westphalia supports research into occupied societies in Europe during the Second World War

Thanks to funding from the “Programme for the Humanities, Social and Cultural Sciences”, an online portal is being developed within the framework of the research project “Occupied Societies in the Second World War – A European Perspective”. This portal aims to make sources which illuminate the manifold issues related to questions of supply and experiences […]


Reading of sources from the editorial project

“There are not enough potatoes, there is just hunger” wrote an unknown Czech author with trembling hands on the margin of a newspaper clipping. Wherever the German Wehrmacht moved in, shortage and hunger soon began to dominate the lives of the members of the occupied societies. Where there were not sufficient rations, as was the […]