Another Hitlerian Shame: Forced Prostitution Within Nazi Death Camps

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 7:00 AM
December 5, 2012

That the Hitler regime carried out forced prostitution at concentration camps is another of their crimes recently discovered.  These houses of prostitution remained secret, generally out of fearful shame among hostess and their ‘Johns.’

Strangely, German officers established the brothels in attempts to wipe out rampant homosexuality among German troops, official prisoners and other detainees.  Nazis believed that male inmates would work harder if promised sex.  But ultimately the  brothels actually served only German troops, because enslaved inmates were too weak, sickly and exhausted to participate.

Robert Sommer ‘s new 460 page book ‘The Concentration Camp Brothel,’ comes after his four years of difficult research into the ten Nazi concentration camps which had brothels built within them between 1942 and 1945. His study included interviews with the few camp survivors still living.

Non-Jewish inmates taken out of concentration camps at Ravensbrueck and Auschwitz were forced to serve as brothel prostitutes. Seventy  percent were German; otherscame from Ukraine, Poland and Belarus.  Jewish men were denied any contact with the brothel women.

In ‘New Book Reveals Horrors of Brothels in Nazi Concentration Camps,’ DW.com writes:  “Sommer estimates around 200 women inmates in total were forced to work in the brothels, initially offered the prospect of escaping the brutality of the concentration camps. . the promise of freedom was never honored.”  Alexandra Hudson in ‘Secrets of Nazi Camp Brothels Emerge Decades On’ adds:  “Although the women got slightly better rations and could wear civilian clothes, the work reduced most to physical wrecks. Many caught sexually transmitted diseases, were subject to medical experiments or were forced to have abortions.”

And why are these horrors only revealed now, almost a century later––because the Nazis branded the ‘used’ women as undesirable or anti-social.  And even German’s were, and are, too ashamed to admit what the Nazis had done.

DW.com says further:  “Insa Eschebach, director of the Ravensbrueck memorial site in the eastern German state of Brandenburg, says the topic of forced prostitution had been avoided for decades, as nobody seemed prepared to talk in the same breath about sex and concentration camps.”

Even worse, Sommer says that––although most male camp inmates after the War received back pay, resettlement and restitution for their enslaved labor––the women who were forced to give their bodies as prostitutes never got a dime.  Too ashamed of what they had been forced to do, they didn’t apply for aid!

No, this sickening account is not science fiction from Alan Nourse books.  It is more of the long-buried truth about Hitler’s evil war machine.  God’s Word stresses that those who so abuse women will pay the ultimate price:  “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death (Revelation 21: 8).”

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