Germany of the Weimar Republic was one of the most sexually progressive countries in the world, but that all changed in 1933 when Hitler came to power. The Nazis enacted one of the most sexually oppressive programs the world has seen, all aimed at raising the fertility rate. Why did Hitler envision not so much a welfare state as a daycare state? Find out in this episode, the first in our super-deep dive series Sex in the Third Reich.
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Podcast theme music mixed from “Gregorian Chant”, “Mystery Sax”, and “There It Is” by Kevin MacLeod
Episode theme music mixed from “Pop Goes the Weasel” by Kevin MacLeod and “Sieg Heil” by LeoHMagic.
Additional music and audio from “1920s Hot German Jazz Compilation” by Giorgia Nikola Rigas Renadov, “Marching 3” by Freesound.org, WWI artillery sound by
“Baby at German Rally” skit mixed using clips from “Hitler Speech to Hitler Youth at Nuremberg Rally” by US Holocaust Memorial Museum, “Babies Crying“, “Baby Sneeze“, “Baby Tantrum.”
Handmaid – altered from photo by Jose F. Moreno
Hitler face – Needpix.com
SS Flag – Wikipedia
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