The Denial of Homosexuality: Same-Sex Incidents in Himmler's SS and Police

  title={The Denial of Homosexuality: Same-Sex Incidents in Himmler's SS and Police},
  author={Geoffrey J. Giles},
  journal={Journal of the History of Sexuality},
  pages={256 - 290}
  • G. Giles
  • Published 1 January 2002
  • Psychology
  • Journal of the History of Sexuality
IN P U B L I C , Heinrich Himmler minimized the existence of same-sex sexuality within the elite Schutzstaffel (SS). “In the whole of the SS there occur about eight to ten cases per year,” Himmler announced to his senior SS generals in February 1937, clearly satisfied that the “problem” of homosexuality was almost solved. Soon he hoped to reduce the number further by sending miscreants to concentration camps and having them “shot while trying to escape.” Their fate would serve as a dire warning… 
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