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The Perils of Peace: The Public Health Crisis in Occupied Germany

Jessica Reinisch


This is an open access title. It is available to read and download as a free PDF version on Oxford Scholarship Online. It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International licence. When the war was over in 1945, Germany was a country with no government, little functioning infrastructure, millions of refugees and homeless people, and huge foreign armies living largely off the land. Large parts of the country were covered in rubble, with no clean drinking water, electricity, or gas. Hospitals overflowed with patients, but were short of b ... More

Keywords: Post-war, occupation, Allied armies, public health, reconstruction, denazification, public health

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199660797
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660797.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jessica Reinisch, author
Senior Lecturer in European History, Birkbeck College, University of London

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