Das KZ-Bordell: Sexuelle Zwangsarbeit in nationalsozialistischen Konzentrationslagern

TitleDas KZ-Bordell: Sexuelle Zwangsarbeit in nationalsozialistischen Konzentrationslagern
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsSommer, Robert
Number of Pages445

The first comprehensive account of a subject that has remained largely hidden until now: forced prostitution in the SS camp system. Robert Sommer's fundamental book paints a picture of a previously unknown reality of horror. On Himmler's orders, brothels were set up for prisoners in the largest concentration camps beginning in 1942. The brothel attendance was intended as an incentive to increase the work performance of the labor slaves in the camps who were embedded in the system of the war economy. This comprehensive account describes in detail the reasons for the establishment of the camp brothels, their function in the concentration camp system, the organization of the brothel operation, the living conditions and survival strategies of the women, the motives of the brothel visitors, and the course of their visits.

Translated TitleThe Concentration-Camp–Brothel: Forced Sexual Labor in National Socialist Concentration Camps
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