Was Hitler a Junkie?
“Nazi Junkies” came into being as a result of Norman Ohler’s revelatory book, “Blitzed: Drugs In The Third Reich” and it reveals how both Hitler and Nazi Germany were heavily addicted to drugs. The recently unearthed journals of Hitler’s personal doctor, Théodore Morell, suggest that the Führer was a full-fledged addict, using an assortment of drugs including cocaine, opiates, steroids. At the same time, the entire nation of Germany was binging on speed. This was especially prevalent on the battlefield, where the drug was systematically distributed to soldiers in order to transform the military ranks into seemingly unstoppable fighting machines.
The film features testimonies from historians Norman Ohler, Antony Beever, Richard Evans, Roman Toppel, and others and never-before-seen archival footage. The film gives us quite a different look at history than what we were previously taught. It also makes an important case for the “importance of the exploration of this subject toward a more complete historical understanding of the Third Reich and the Holocaust.” and effectively captures Hitler’s pathetic dependence on his doctor. “
“Nazi Junkies” unveils the depths of German addiction in surprising fashion. It is divided into two episodes:
EPISODE 1: HITLER THE JUNKIE
Cocaine, opiates, steroids… Hitler consumed an assortment of drugs as he ruled over Nazi Germany. The secret journals of Dr. Théodore Morell, Hitler’s personal physician, have suggested that the Führer was a full-fledged addict. Archival documents and testimonies from historians, scientists and World War II specialists reveal new evidence showing the true extent of his addiction. But will an examination of Hitler’s skull uncover the ultimate proof of his drug habits?
EPISODE 2: NAZI JUNKIES
The year is 1939. Hitler plunges Europe into war. In a few weeks the Wehrmacht brings Poland to its knees and crushes the French Army. Nothing seems to be able to stop the Reich, and yet only two years later, their armed forces are destroyed in Russia. How can such a collapse be explained? Nazi Germany was an entire nation binging on speed, and on the battlefield the drug was systematically used to keep soldiers awake and to maximize their endurance and stamina.