The First Bisexual Erasure? Sex in the Third Reich – Short Shorts, German History

Why didn’t the Nazis make an exception for bisexuals? They could have helped raise the birth rate as much as anyone else, yet they were persecuted alongside homosexuals without distinction. Was this an early form of bisexual erasure? And what is bisexual erasure anyway?

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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. LetsGetChecked ad music from “Inspired” by Kevin MacLeod.

Series theme music mixed from “Pop Goes the Weasel” by Kevin MacLeod and “Sieg Heil” by LeoHMagic.

Additional music and audio from “Ancient Roman Music – Synaulia I” from Aemilius Paulus, “Heavenly Music Contact With Los Angels” from Transcending Sounds, “1920s Hot German Jazz Compilation” by Giorgia Nikola Rigas Renadov, and “Marching 3” by Freesound.org.

Image Credits

Bisexual Pride Flag – Wikipedia

Pencil Eraser – SBS.com

Hitler face – Needpix.com

SS Flag – Wikipedia

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