German Blood Sausage

Two German Air Force sergeants are currently facing a court martial for preparing sausages made from their own blood based on one of their grandmother’s old recipes. According to the report, they had plans to develop a line of blood sausages using friends and comrades. Apparently the scheme only came to light when a fellow soldier questioned whether donating blood for sausage making was part of their duties.

Having been to Munich and Leipzig I can attest that Germans really enjoy their meat. At one evening dinner as part of a protracted job interview, the hosts took great delight in feeding me bollocks and I am not talking about the nature of the job requirements and duties I would be expected to undertake. No, Germans love to eat meat and are also partial to the occasional sweet

Armin Meiwes

Armin Meiwes

pork. In SuperSense, I talk about Armin Meiwes, the Rotenburg cannibal, whocannibalvicr_468x501 killed and ate Bernd Brandes. What’s so disturbing about this case is that Bernd was a willing victim but read the book for the more unbelievable aspects.

Human blood sausages and cannibalism smack of vital essentialism and if you find it going on in the elite of the German Air Force, then frankly what hope have we for eradicating such medieval beliefs?

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15 responses to “German Blood Sausage

  1. “Apparently the scheme only came to light when a fellow soldier questioned whether donating blood for sausage making was part of their duties…”

    You have to hand it to the armed forces: it takes a lot for them to question orders.

  2. brucehood

    WIB.. I wonder if they just considered by-passing the blood donation scheme and ordering the privates to put their privates in the sausage slicer.

  3. I can’t really back this up at the mo, but it sure seems as if sexual innuendo follows you around, re: bieng fed bollocks in this instance. Is it working with children, or is this what being smart does to people?

    Seriously, could that Meiwes guy look more like a nutter?? I think courts should sometimes have the right to say ‘Dude, if you look like a freak, talk like a freak, and eat people…let’s just cut the crap and put you away’

  4. Katie…

    He looks suspiciously like Nick Faldo to me.

    So basically, I’m agreeing with you – put him away!

  5. brucehood

    OMG if my guilt was based on photographs I guess I would be a lifer

  6. poietes

    I have German relatives, and I know about some of their more outrageous eating habits, but the blood sausages with human blood truly outstrips anything I’ve seen them eat.

    Personally, I still enjoy good red meat on occasion, but this is taking it too far.

    (By the way, in your picture you look like exactly what you are: an intellectual/intelligent professor.)

  7. Ram Venkatararam

    Well, there goes another innovative product I won’t be able to claim as my own. Too bad, I’m sure there is a market for this in America.

    And that is definitely Nick Faldo’s evil twin. Everyone has an evil twin somewhere, right Bruce?

  8. brucehood

    Shucks Poietes, I blush…

    Yes Ram. they are called ‘devil doppelgangers’ (or at least that’s what I would call them if they existed). I am sure that we can find another line for you..I understand that cheese can be produced from a variety of human excretions that contain protein. And of course, fat from liposuction isn’t just good for soap (Fight Club) but can be rendered into lots of yummy recipes.

  9. Ram Venkatararam

    Thanks Bruce! Great information and “devil doppelgangers” is perfect! I love it.

  10. Wow, Nobbly – that’s pretty good! Someone else I think he looks like is Robin Ince. Who, using poietes’ description, is the intellectual/intelligent professor of comedians.

    He should be wary of Ricky Gervais then, because Ricky had an unnatural and slightly cruel obsession with him.

  11. pizza seattle

    I dont like how you canrt give blood anonymously!

  12. Amanda

    In reality, there is no difference between eating something that has human blood in it and taking another human’s blood by transfusion. Either way it is absorbed into the body and affects the body in various and unhealthy ways. Blood is a tissue, and the body will have a certain amount of rejection to it as a foreign. Many top doctors and hospitals now recognize that blood transfusions are dangerous for several reasons, and that people heal faster and better without them.
    I reject both ideas, on these grounds:

    Acts 15:20 American Standard Version
    but that we write unto them, that they abstain from the pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from what is strangled, and from blood.

    King James Version
    But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.
    NIV
    Instead we should write to them, telling them to abstain from food polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from the meat of strangled animals and from blood.

    Acts 15:29 ASV
    that ye abstain from things sacrificed to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication; from which if ye keep yourselves, it shall be well with you. Fare ye well.
    King James Version
    That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.

    Acts 21:25 NIV
    As for the Gentile believers, we have written to them our decision that they should abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality.”

    When it uses the word ‘abstain’ that means keep away from it. Period.

  13. Amanda

    Giving blood anonymously would be a terrible idea, simply because of diseases that can be passed on undetected, even now.
    Blood banks are often careless about this. Read the history of the Red Cross and see what kinds of dangerous behaviour they have engaged in all these years.
    When a person contracts HIV, it takes a period of time for the body to develop antibodies that are picked up on tests, so there is a considerable window of time, weeks or months, when the virus can be transmitted unknown to the blood bank or the victim.
    Better to follow the Bible’s advice and go with the good clean chemicals that help your body make it’s own natural blood, or Ringer’s solution, or some other expander.

  14. LindaS

    Really, don’t you have something of value to occupy your time? Making up such a stupid story is not of help or service to anyone.

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