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Advertisement for Substitute Liverwurst at a Leipzig Store (1948)
Due to the scarcity of food supplies during the occupation period, the authorities distributed many substitute products, including substitute coffee and artificial honey. Since meat was a rare commodity, it was difficult to provide the population with sufficient fat and protein. In 1947 in Berlin, for instance, meat and meat products were only sold two-thirds of the month, and meat substitutes, particularly fish, were sold the rest of the time. The mock liverwurst produced just after the war contained only grain and vegetables. Photo by Peters.