"I am confining you in this office until further notice... and to make sure that you will remain here, you will surrender to me your uniform."
"No arguments, get 'em off!"
"Ah well, in for a pfennig, in for a mark..."
DID YOU KNOW? Heinrich Himmler was the Reichsfuhrer of the SS, and one of the most powerful men in Nazi Germany. Out of all of the higher up’s in Hitlers Inner Circle, Himmler’s speeches centered obsessively over the subject of homosexuality. Although he often spoke of his consequences of homosexual relations within the SS, those charged with this ‘crime’ were often given lighter sentences than those outside of the SS. Over the years, because of these speeches and the propaganda presented by the Reich to the public, there has been much speculation about the homo-erotic undertones surrounding the Nazi party.
(The poster in this comic is based off of this Nazi Propaganda poster. It’s very heterosexual.)
In today’s edition of “Nazi Propaganda or Gay Porn?” I offer this remarkable photograph by Leni Riefenstahl (yes, that Leni Riefenstahl) of, I presume, an athlete who was competing in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.