Attached on the right is an eyewitness account of the bleak lives lead by Berliners during the summer of 1943:
"The food situation in Berlin is horrible. At the [Grand Hotel Esplanade] there was no choice on the menu. You either ate what was there or went hungry... There was no bread or butter served at the hotel... The people of Berlin were unfriendly and distant. Although I could not speak their language, I could sense their fear of bombing and disgust with the war. They seemed to be mechanical men, robots, just following daily routine."
In 1941 Hitler ordered the home front to send as much warm clothing as they could spare to the army on the Russian front - you can read about it here