Lesbians were not widely persecuted under Nazi anti-gay laws, as it was considered easier to persuade or force them to comply with accepted heterosexual behavior. As we will show, different forms of violence in the camp arise out of specific situations but also depend on the people who live and work there, their position in the camp, and their place in the hierarchy of guards. This helps explain the popular saying among SS men in Majdanek, according to a female guard under interrogation: She did not enjoy this work, which was exhausting and badly paid 64 Reichsmarks, RM, net per month from which 9. When I arrived at the clothes store, the accused suddenly stepped out of it, then kicked me and I fell down. My children suggested I write about something happier, but I kept going because these stories needed to be told.
Female SS guards employed in concentration camps
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I moved to Krakow to study English and German at Jagiellonian University, because I love everything that's connected with these languages. Members of the medical professions were partners in this, having adopted the Nazi-introduced and Nazi-enforced concepts of Rassenkunde the study of race and theories of racial superiority and Rassenschande racial pollution, race defilement, or racial treason. Although relations between female guards and prisoners were clearly dissymetrical, these same guards had to reassert their authority every day, and demonstrate it — to the deportees but also to their colleagues and superiors in the hierarchy. Mainly in their 20s, the women were made to have sex with an average of men every night between 8 and 10pm. There was no great difference between male and female SS guards in terms of the number and frequency of acts of physical violence perpetrated. Many of them involved trying to determine ways of mass sterilization. For women who had to make their own living and sometimes help their families as well, service in the SS was an important step up the social ladder and offered welcome financial security.
Homosexual prisoners in the Dachau concentration camp
Much of the camp was destroyed by the German forces when they knew the allied advance was imminent. Organisation at Majdanek was in chaos and overcrowding was combined with staff shortage: Chalmers quotes Aliza Barouch, who gave testimony about her being sterilized at Auschwitz. For the guards, working conditions had drastically deteriorated. This is a wonderful quick fact article about the terrible things that happened in Auschwitz.
Michigan State University Department of History. This context of impunity and social acceptance is an essential, but not a determining, condition of monstrous behaviour. At the time of the liberation, homosexual detainees were registered in Dachau and its outer camps, and for there are documents to prove their death. There is some controversy as to whether Jewish women were used as prostitutes. These actions were all part of the Nazi agenda to create a master race, but until Chalmers set about writing this book, no single work had thoroughly examined and comprehensively consolidated evidence of this aspect of the Holocaust.
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