German Rationing


Food and supplies rationing in Britain may have sometimes seemed illogical, but German rationing, introduced a year before the war started, reached hights of absurdity. In 1940, a decree forbidding citizens from taking a bath on any days except Saturday and Sunday (this didn’t apply to state premises), and the sale of toilet paper was confined to ‘toilet paper distribution points’ to prevent it from being stolen, Government office staff could only obtain basic rations for pressing needs! Sourced from imperial war museum.



Wow imagine being the gate keeper to the office toilet roll.

You mentioned rationing being illogical, can you expand that?

Thanks for sharing.