"Anyone can go to the Holocaust museum [in Washington DC] but not everyone gets this experience." ~A. Speitel (student, 17)
A Little Known Chapter of Concentration Camp Life is Revealed in a New Book
Beginning in 1942 at Mauthausen and continuing through the end of the war, the Nazis decided that forced labor prisoners would work harder if they were promised sex at the end of the day. To pursue this hope, they set up 10 brothels that offered up to 200 women inmates. Jews were not allowed to participate, nor were Soviet prisoners of war. And Jewish women were not allowed to serve as sex workers. Robert Sommer's (a Distinguished Professor of Psychology Emeritus at University of California, Davis) new book, Das KZ Bordell, explores the "origins, structure and impact of the "Sonderbauten" (special buildings) run by Heinrich Himmler's SS in Germany and Nazi-occupied Europe." Read the full article from abcnews.com.