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Starving for K Rations

The people of Leningrad were held hostage by food shortages during the winter of 1941-1942 by the Nazi regime and their starvation techniques at the Russian Front. One reason that so many American and International veterans of WWII were infuriated in the early 1960s by the sitcom Hogan’s Heroes is that WWII was not funny in Germany and on the Russian Front – Leningrad’s people ate children and corpses in order to survive. It was not funny to those who survived.

American physicians worked on methods for saving the starving Lenigrad citizens, as well as tp help malnourished peoples in the rest of Nazi oppressed Europe. With the help of Concientious Objectors to the war, they did so. Three generations of my ancestors, incuding one related branch from part of Russia were a part of this horror and solution.  Important infomration about obesity and eating orders came out of the terror as well.


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