Answers to Quora Questions by Yair Davidiy
Did homosexual behavior happen in WW2 armies?
I read "Exodus" by Leon Uris decades ago. I also saw the movie.
Â One of the heros is a young teenager and survivor of a concentration camp.
Â He had been forced by the camp administrators (i.e. SS and assistants) to become a male prostitute for the homosexual requirements of the adminstrative personnel.
I realize that Leon Uris was writing a novel. He would not have been above taking artistic licence on some points.
Â Nevertheless the background information on the whole is reliable.
Other sources tells us that in the Concentration camps homosexual practices of the administrators were quite common.
Â In some cases harems of little Jewish boys were kept (see Scott and Lively, "The Pink Swastika," pp.126- 133, for details and references).
Homosexuality in the SS legally carried the death penalty though this was seldom enforced.
Â Homosexuality Inside the S.S.
Homosexuality however did exist in the SS and among Nazis in general.
Â If anything the degree of affliction was much higher than the national average.
Â [Concerning Nazis in general and those of similar persuasion it still is![
Geoffrey J. Giles, "The denial of Homosexuality," p.256
"Faulein" (a nick-name the Germans themselves applied) Adolf Hitler himself had once been a practicing homosexual whore though he later sought to curtail its practice.
Â More than half the close friends of Adolf Hitler from his earlier days were practicing homosexuals.
Hess, Homosexuality and the Third Reich
Pictured for the first time: The cabin in which Hitler's deputy Rudolph Hess hanged himself as secret dossier deepens mystery over monster's death.
Hitler had "sex-dolls," sent to soldiers at the front. This is not homosexuality but neither is it that far from it.
Â Enhanced masturbation in the absence of women is also a homosexual practice.
The SA had preceded the SS. It was a para-military organization and helped Hitler rise to power.
Â It had been headed by Ernst Roehm.
Â Roehm was an open homosexual who proposed the establishment of a homosexual elite group of warriors who would serve the Reich.
Â Roehm was also a bosom buddy of Adolf Hitler.
Â "Fraulein" Adolf later had Roehm killed because it was expedient to do so, not for any other reason.