Dora Ratjen was a German athlete who competed in the 1936 Olympics in  the High Jump. Not much of a story really, except for one thing: Dora  was actually Hermann, a man who was coerced by the Hitler Youth into  tightly binding his genitals and competing against women. The German  Olympic team struggled in the previous Olympic games, and so it was  thought entering a man here and there on the women’s side of things  might remedy the situation. But German men couldn’t even beat the women  of other countries, as Ratjen finished fourth, failing to medal.

Ah, those wacky crossdressing Nazis

Dora Ratjen was a German athlete who competed in the 1936 Olympics in the High Jump. Not much of a story really, except for one thing: Dora was actually Hermann, a man who was coerced by the Hitler Youth into tightly binding his genitals and competing against women. The German Olympic team struggled in the previous Olympic games, and so it was thought entering a man here and there on the women’s side of things might remedy the situation. But German men couldn’t even beat the women of other countries, as Ratjen finished fourth, failing to medal.

Ah, those wacky crossdressing Nazis

(Source: soccerlens.com)

30.09.11
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