I've written about the same thing several times, usually informally in comment threads.
I'm not sure when veg-bashers will ever have to give up the ghost and admit that the "Hitler was vegetarian" conventional wisdom was really just more of the Nazi propaganda in support of the cult of personality built up around him, his almost super-natural health and vitality. Just about everything else Hitler claimed has been fully debunked in common knowledge, but this one myth about his diet keeps hanging on (despite so much evidence to the contrary) because it suits the purposes of most of those who repeat it today.
It should also be noted in any discussion of his diet that Hitler's extraordinary vitality, if there is any shred of truth to it at all, was due to the simple fact that he was a methamphetamine addict.
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Thanks for the well researched, informative article. But whether Hitler was a vegetarian or a flesh eater is not so much of my concern. I stick to my policy for my own reasons. Let Hitler fly a kite!
Only the anti-vegetarian brigade ever think Hitler was a veggie, and I don't think they actually believe it - there is just so much anecdotal evidence from his era to give the lie to that.
However, I do rather take issue with the oft-repeated claim that vegetarianism always equals robust good health. It doesn't.
On the table behind me is a toolbox in which I keep my medication (yep, there really is that much) and my vegetarianism makes not the slightest difference to my need for it. And I'm far from unique.
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