From: H-German Editor Jay Lockenour <>
 List Editor: H-German Editor Jay Lockenour <>
 Editor's Subject: Re: Query: Sexuality in Nazi Germany
 Author's Subject: Re: Query: Sexuality in Nazi Germany
 Date Written: Fri, 30 Jul 1999 08:43:22 -0400
 Date Posted: Fri, 30 Jul 1999 08:43:22 -0400

Submitted by: Annette F. Timm

[Short section relating to original query deleted by editor, 30 November 2000]

More generally on sexuality in the Third Reich:

Bleuel, Hans Peter. Sex and Society in Nazi Germany. Philadelphia and New
J.B. Lippincott Company, 1973.

McLaren, Angus. Twentieth Century Sexuality: A History. Oxford: Blackwell
Publishers, 1999.
   [Note: this is obviously a general account, but it focuses on Europe,
and he
certainly deals with Germany. I'm sure it would be a good source of
bibliographic help.]

Given the myths surrounding it, one would have to at least mention the
Lebensborn policy:

Hillel, Marc, and Clarissa Henry. Of Pure Blood [the (hi)story of
New York: McGraw Hill, 1976.
   [a somewhat popular and polemical account, but useful in that it refutes
very widespread (then and now) misconception of the Lebensborn program as a
system of stud farms]

Dieter Waeltermann, "The Functions and Activities of the Lebensborn
Organization within the SS, the Nazi Regime and Nazi Ideology," The Honors
Journal II (1985)

Larry V. Thompson, "Lebensborn and the Eugenics Policy of the Reichsfuehrer
Central European History 4 (1971): 54-77

I wonder if the following might have something to say about sexuality? I
haven't looked at it myself:

Lacey, Kate. Feminine Frequencies: Gender, German Radio, and the Public
1923-1945. : University of Michigan Press, 1996.

Finally, I might as well note that my dissertation, which will be deposited
this fall, has 3 chapters on the Nazi era dealing with population policy,
venereal disease control, marriage counseling, and prostitution. Assuming
your student is writing the MA over the course of the next year, this will
certainly be available in time to be useful. And while I think of it, there
also a dissertation in progress (by Patricia Szobar, Rutgers University) on
race defilement policies and trials.

I hope this is helpful.

Annette Timm

Annette F. Timm
PhD Candidate, University of Chicago
Adjunct Instructor, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Soon-to-be Postdoctoral Fellow, Freie Universitaet Berlin