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In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Journal of the History of Sexuality There was an understandable desire to avoid providing titillating details about so murderous a regime.
Still, the paucity of research on the subject meant that a rather one-sided understanding of Nazi attempts to harness the sexual energies of German citizens emerged, and that initial interpretation has only recently begun to be replaced with more complex analyses.
This essay contributes to the effort by exploring how Nazi attitudes toward sexuality and masculinity were expressed in policies on prostitution and the control of venereal disease. This specific vantage point requires us to go beyond a simple argument that Nazism was sexually repressive.
The totalitarian impulse to make even the most private of human activities serve national goals meant that Nazi leaders sought not only to define acceptable sexual behavior but to redefine sexual acts as acts with public—not simply private—significance. Sex and reproduction were crucial elements of population policy, indispensable in the formation of a strong state.
This followed from the fear that a declining birth rate and the spread of congenital and endemic disease would weaken the nation, a fear compounded by Nazi racial ideology and German expansionist dreams.
On the surface, most National Socialist propaganda that bore any relationship to sexuality concerned itself with issues of reproduction.
The advertised goal of health and welfare policy was to promote large Aryan families to ensure the survival of the racial state that the Nazis wished to create.
However, while extolling the virtues of the chaste Aryan family, Nazi leaders simultaneously provided support both verbal and financial for various kinds of extramarital sex. Three examples come immediately to mind. First, sexual crimes were committed under military authority and in [End Page ] the concentration camps during the war.
These two examples lie mostly outside the scope of this essay, which will focus instead on the third form of nonmarital sex condoned by the Nazi regime: Having branded prostitutes as asocial, sending tens of thousands of them to concentration camps in the early s for "conspicuously.
Primarily under Himmler's influence, the regime came to accept prostitution as necessary for satisfying male sexual drives, which, if left unsatisfied, would lead men into homosexuality, dampen their fighting spirit, or diminish their labor productivity.
This logic led to the construction of brothels for soldiers and "ordinary" Germans and, byfor slave laborers and concentration camp inmates. The regime's sponsorship of prostitution greatly complicates the idealized imagery of Nazism's support for a nation of chaste families.
This essay will discuss the apparently contradictory stances toward sexuality in the Third Reich by examining the regime's policies on prostitution and venereal disease control and by presenting examples from a local case study of Berlin.
A study of prostitution encourages a reconsideration of some common assumptions about National Socialist attitudes toward sexuality. On the surface, support for prostitution seems to conflict with the findings of voluminous historical research on Nazi propaganda about sanitizing family life and promoting policies designed to encourage German citizens to limit sexual activity to the production of as many "racially fit" children as possible.
One might argue that this contradiction simply reflects well-known tendencies within the Nazi Party of in-fighting and fiefdom building by well-placed individuals. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click 'Authenticate'.
You are not currently authenticated. View freely available titles:After being taken down twice by Blogger within a single week, we got the message: It’s Time To Go. Gates of Vienna has moved to a new address. In the economic system, the effects of prostitution can bring good and bad.
for example, in Malaysia adverse effects arising from prostitution area is known for prostitution .
The area was owned by various religious authorities, but was nevertheless notorious for hedonism and licentiousness (1). In the sixteenth century, an edict ordered wherryman to moor their boats by the northern stairs at night, in an effort to prevent ne’er do wells being rowed over to Bankside to the brothels .
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Religious groups have also opposed the legalization of prostitution since it poses significant threats to societies’ moral codes (Bailey, ).
The opponents of this issue have in the recent past asserted that criminal law has the ultimate function of preserving decency, as well as public order.