A new book by Siobhan Pat Mulcahy called The Peculiar Sex Life of Adolf Hitler has many picking their jaws up from the floor due to its detailed descriptions of the tyrant’s multiple same-se
According to Mulcahy’s research, Hitler was predominantly homosexual for most of his life. In his teens and early-twenties, he had a string of “exclusive male companions,” including August Kubizek, Reinhold Hanisch, and Rudolf Hausler, sharing accommodation with them in seedy Viennese or Munich backstreets and in “homes for the destitute,” he writes.
Most of these early years are never mentioned in Hitler’s autobiography Men Kampf (1925) for obvious reasons.
Research shows that Hitler was in a six-year sexual relationship with fellow dispatch-runner Ernst Schmidt. The relationship wasn’t exclusive, which led him to also have relations with a senior officer.
U.S. intelligence later discovered that Hitler was never promoted during World War I because of his “sexual orientation” and that he was arrested in Munic in 1919 for “pederasty and theft.” When Hitler became Nazi Party leader in 1921, former Nazi, Otto Strasser, said that “his bodyguards and chauffeurs were almost exclusively homosexual. Two of them, Ulrich Graf and Christian Weber, were expected to satisfy his needs at any time necessary.”
When Hitler was jailed for treason in 1924, he began a love relationship with Rudolf Hess (nicknamed “Fraulein Anna” and “Black Emma” by other Nazis). Their sexual relationship lasted years until Hitler was said to be embarrassed by him. Hess, however, remained devoted until the end, saying they “had a shared beautiful human experience to the very end.”
But Hitler was starting to embarrass the party. By the early 1930s, homosexuality was so evident at the top that one anti-Nazi newspaper called the organization “The Brotherhood of Poofs.” Media ridicule became widespread.
At this point, Hitler started the process of ridding any and all homosexual evidence of the Nazi party’s homosexual existence through drastic measures.
Hitler ordered all sexual perversion records relating to himself and other Nazis burned in a so-called “book burning ceremony.” He also organized the murders and imprisonment of hundreds of Nazi Storm Troopers, including the leader, openly gay Ernst Rohm — throughout all of this, Hitler was having a secret affair with his chauffeur Julius Schreck.
When Schreck died, Hitler supposedly wept for several days because he had filled his fantasies about the great love between a “powerful man and his obedient servant.”
Hitler then attempted to go straight because he was sick of “paying off” blackmailers who knew of his sexual past. As he grew in power, Nazi leaders became scared to mention his gay past to him, and for good reason.
Most of Hitler’s relationships with women were never consummated; eight of the ladies he had sex with ended up attempting suicide — six succeeded. Most of the women claimed that he wanted them to do disgusting things, others claimed he ordered to have the Gestapo follow them and ruin their careers.
His final wife, Eva Braun, knew that her husband was unfaithful to her with both men and women. She became so sexually frustrated that she asked Hitler’s physician Dr. Theodor Morell to give him hormone injections to increase his libido. After 40 hours of marriage in the Berlin bunker, she ended up committing suicide with him in April of 1945.
For more juicy details on Hitler’s secret gay life, check out The Peculiar Sex Life of Adolf Hitler.
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