HITLER’S VINEYARDS How The French Winemakers Collaborated with the Nazis


Detailed, well-written, and controversial, Lucand’s history of France and its wine during the Nazi Occupation is an unexpected treat, revealing the history of the world of French wine that was subjected to the tests of war, occupation and of all the compromises this entails. Interestingly Hermann Göring and Joseph Goebbels were both wine collectors. Adolf Hitler himself did not drink, but that didn’t stop him from amassing a dazzling array of a half-million vintage bottles as trophies at his Eagle’s Nest fortress in Germany.

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