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.
One of the heros is a young teenager and survivor of a concentration camp.
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.
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.
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.
Homosexuality Inside the S.S.
Homosexuality however did exist in the SS and among Nazis in general.
If anything the degree of affliction was much higher than the national average.
[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.
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.
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.
It had been headed by Ernst Roehm.
Roehm was an open homosexual who proposed the establishment of a homosexual elite group of warriors who would serve the Reich.
Roehm was also a bosom buddy of Adolf Hitler.
"Fraulein" Adolf later had Roehm killed because it was expedient to do so, not for any other reason.