Prelude Africa Asia Europe. Views Read Edit View history. Sport was a big part of the life at BDM camps as it was intended to create healthy, strong girls who were fit for child-bearing and would go on to produce multiple children to increase the population. On Wednesday, Efraim Zuroff, director of the Israel office of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, said the video contained political rhetoric that was inappropriate, although he did not think Higgins had bad intentions. Heger claims that Himmler directed that all gay prisoners were to make compulsory visits to the camp brothel once per week as a means of "curing" them of homosexuality.
Membership was extremely strict and only allowed girls who met the strict requirements of the Fascist regime.
German camp brothels in World War II
They just wanted to have a better life and we punished them this way. The footage shows the young women performing chores around the camp including cooking, cleaning and agricultural activities which consisted of planting of crops and the general maintenance of the farms. However, the subject remained largely taboo in studies of Nazism until the mids, when new publications by female researchers broke the silence. In addition to using camp brothels as a means to control inmates, encourage collaboration, and prevent riots and escapes, Heinrich Himmler also intended them to be used as a means of teaching pink triangle prisoners "the joys of the opposite sex",  i. Here, the Nazi girls obediently raising the swastika flag.