Wolves in Women’s Clothing? Cross-dressing in the German Army: Sex in the Third Reich – Short Shorts, German History

Pages upon pages of photos of Nazi soldiers… in drag – that’s what’s in Martin Dammann’s book Soldier Studies: Cross-dressing in der Wermacht. Were the Nazis more diverse than we ever thought? Or is there something more insidious lurking here? Today we take a look at the situation in which cross-dressers found themselves in the Third Reich.

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The dancer on the far right – male or female? From: Burger Collection

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Audio Credits

Podcast theme music mixed from “Gregorian Chant”, “Mystery Sax”, and “There It Is” by Kevin MacLeod. Short Shorts theme music mixed from “Gregorian Chant” by Kevin MacLeod and “Short Shorts” by the Royal Teens.

Additional music and audio from “Book Flipping Pages Sound Effects”, “Falling In Love Again – Marlene Dietrich” from Timbobtim4, and “Marching 3” by Freesound.org.

Image Credits

Dancing Nazi cross-dresser – ElToroViking

Hitler face – Needpix.com

SS Flag – Wikipedia

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