Did Hitler Eat Meat? Should We Care?

Writing in the always engrossing Gastronomica (article not available online), Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft meditates on Adolf Hitler’s (in)famous vegetarian diet. Jewish vegetarians have fought to debunk the dictator’s meat-free diet; Wurgaft argues that it shouldn’t matter either way:

“Hitler’s ‘vegetarianism’ would have no power to make us anxious if we simply thought clearly about dietary choices. Though they can become markers of political affiliation, they don’t start out that way.”

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