Cross-dressing among Nazi-era German Wehrmacht soldiers | DW Feature


Homosexuality was a crime in Nazi Germany. Still, artist Martin Dammann found so many Nazi-era photos of Wehrmacht soldiers in drag that he published an entire book of them. What do the photos tell us about sexuality in the Wehrmacht? Why was cross-dressing so prevalent among Nazi-era soldiers?

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Date: November 8, 2019

30 thoughts on “Cross-dressing among Nazi-era German Wehrmacht soldiers | DW Feature

  1. "Cross-dressing" is a very common way to have fun in Germany in general. We like to dress up and we have fun when men dress like women for one day, and that's it. Students often celebrate school graduation with cross dressing as well. So no, its not always about sexuality.

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